Divorce can be a nasty process. However, in certain circumstances, the state of Utah offers an alternative option in the form of an annulment. Our attorneys can weigh the aspects of your marriage to determine whether you qualify for an annulment and help prepare you for court proceedings.
Eligibility For Annulment
According to the Utah Courts, there are limited reasons why an annulment may be granted. They include:
- The marriage occurred under fraud or misrepresentation.
- One of the parties is still married to someone else.
- One of the parties was under the age of 16.
- One of the parties was under the age of 18 and did not obtain parental consent.
- The marriage occurred between close relatives.
Our lawyers can provide legal guidance to establish if an annulment is the right decision for your situation, and gather together supporting documentation to back up your request.
Annulment vs. Divorce Or Legal Separation
An annulment is one way to solve the issue your family is facing. It can be beneficial in that after an annulment is granted, it is as if the marriage never happened. With a divorce, your property is subject to division, and this means that you could lose important items to your spouse, such as retirement, money in savings accounts and other items of monetary value.
In regards to legal separation, you and your spouse will be allowed to live separately but your marriage will not legally end. One of the big differences between legal separation and annulment is that with an annulment, you would be free to remarry, and with a legal separation you cannot. Additionally, a legal separation may still entitle you to seek or receive spousal support and certain property rights while an annulment would eliminate those choices.
Utah Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
The divorce process can strike many emotions. For some, it can be heated and contentious. For couples who agree on all components of the divorce, the process can be much more painless.
Our law firm represents clients in a wide range of divorce and family law matters, including child custody, alimony, asset division and more. We represent clients in Salt Lake City and throughout the surrounding area of Utah. Our uncontested divorce attorneys take a solution-oriented approach to handling legal matters and strive to reach the best possible outcome.
Uncontested Divorce In Utah
There are many steps involved in the divorce process. For a divorce to be truly uncontested, both parties must come to an agreement on all aspects. When you come to our law firm, we will sit down and discuss your situation and determine whether there are any issues that cannot be agreed upon. Our attorneys will help with all matters involving divorce, including:
- Custody and visitation
- Child support
- Property division
- Division of retirement funds, savings and debts
We are proactive when working with our clients and make it a point to provide straightforward advice. Our legal team is upfront about the time and costs associated with our legal services, and we promote open lines of communication. Our goal is to provide objective legal advice so you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
Free Consultation with Utah Annulment Lawyer
Regardless of how straightforward your situation is, you still need competent legal advice. An experienced lawyer will be able to guide you through the process with minimal complications and be able to help you understand your rights. We are committed to providing a high level of service for clients, as well as personalized attention.
If you have a question about divorce law or if you need to start or defend against a divorce or annulment case in Utah call Ascent Law at (801) 676-5506. We will help you.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506