Alabama Dissolve Marriage Lawyers
In the state of Alabama, a marriage can be ended either by divorce or annulment. A divorce is the termination of a marriage. An annulment, meanwhile, is a declaration that a marriage is void and, thus, never took place. After an annulment, both parties can remarry. If you are seeking an annulment, or a divorce, it is important to know your legal rights and how to protect them under the law.
At the law firm of Gina H. McDonald & Associates, in Birmingham, our attorneys are experienced helping clients understand what an annulment would mean and whether that is an option for their marriage. If it is, and our client agrees to that course of action, we will use our skill, experience and resources to pursue the best outcome possible.
Experienced Birmingham Annulment Attorneys
In order to claim an annulment, a marriage must meet designed grounds. In Alabama, these grounds include:
- Consanguinity: This is a marriage that has taken place between close relatives, like father, mother, nephew, sister, uncle or aunt.
- Existence of prior marriage: If a person is married when he/she is already married, an annulment is possible.
- Underage marriage: An annulment is possible if either or both parties were under the age of 16.
- Under the influence of alcohol: If either spouse was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and thus unable to consent, the marriage may not be considered valid.
- Impotency: If either of the spouses was unable to consummate the marriage, the marriage may be considered void.
Annulments in Alabama
Schedule an appointment and talk with one of our experienced attorneys about annulment and divorce in Alabama. We have offices in Birmingham and Oneonta. Contact our firm by e-mail or by calling us toll free at 888-412-9047.