Nobody enters a marriage anticipating an eventual divorce, especially shortly after beginning your lives together. Unfortunately, some people begin experiencing substantial and irresolvable problems with their spouses immediately after getting married. Perhaps your spouse is not who you thought they were; maybe living together has given you a new perspective on what an entire life spent with your spouse would really be like.
Whatever the reason you want to separate from your partner, you may be wondering whether an annulment is an option for you. Many people believe all marriages can be annulled if only they are short enough. However, Illinois law sets forth very specific provisions for when an annulment can take place. In this article, we will answer some common questions about marriage annulments.
What Is a Marriage Annulment in Illinois?
Annulment is no longer a term used in Illinois law. Now, the law refers to whether a marriage can be declared “invalid” - and there are only certain circumstances when this term applies. A marriage can be declared invalid only if it meets one of the following conditions:...