Understanding 'Invalidity Of Marriage' In Illinois
In Illinois, an annulment is termed an "invalid" marriage. Such marriage invalidations were made much rarer when no-fault divorce became available in the state. In some situations, however, having a marriage invalidated or annulled is still an option.
The Barrington annulment attorneys at Manassa, Neugebauer, Calzaretta & Stassen, P.C., provide experienced, respectful and empathetic legal counsel and representation to both men and women who need to contest the validity of a marriage. With decades of experience, we understand exactly what it takes to prove in a court of law that one party:
- Did not have the mental capacity to consent to the marriage
- Was forced or coerced into the marriage
- Was 17 or younger and lacked parental consent
- Did not have the physical ability to consummate the marriage
- Was already legally married to another person
- Was the victim of another type of marriage fraud
Although a religious institution may grant an annulment, it will not affect the couple's marital status with the state of Illinois. In a similar manner, having the state determine that a marriage is invalid will not necessarily change a couple's status within their religious society.
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Because Illinois family law judges are frequently reluctant to invalidate a marriage, it is wise to seek the assistance of a skilled attorney who can fully explain the available legal remedies and creatively pursue a positive outcome.
The lawyers of Manassa, Neugebauer, Calzaretta & Stassen, P.C., are trustworthy advocates on behalf of our clients' rights and futures. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling our Barrington or Crystal Lake office at 847-282-4051 or 847-221-5511, or contact us online.