Divorce Alternatives: Separation and Annulment
Legal separation and annulment are possible alternatives to divorce. A separation is very similar to a divorce but at the end of the process you are still married. If you don't think you are ready for divorce but still want to separate for some time, you may want to consider a legal separation. On the other hand, annulling your marriage essentially means that it never happened. If you are married to your spouse and subsequently learned that your spouse induced you to marry under fraudulent claims, you may have grounds for an annulment.
At Spindler, Nausieda & Associates, you won't get a one-size-fits-all solution to your legal problem. Our experienced attorneys have years of experience, supporting and representing people just like you. We will discuss all of your legal options to determine whether divorce, separation or annulment are right for you.
Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?
Getting your marriage annulled is a difficult process. To qualify for an annulment you must show one of the following grounds:
- Insanity of one of the spouses at the time of the marriage
- Sterility or impotency
- Marriage between parties related by blood or marriage.
To obtain an annulment you must satisfy one of these factors. Usually the marriages that qualify for an annulment are short term marriages entered into because of some fraud. For example, if your fiancee told you he was a millionaire, but after you were married, you found out he was not, you may have grounds for an annulment.
If you believe your marriage would qualify for an annulment, contact our Howell Michigan annulment attorneys.
What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Separation?
A separation is similar to a divorce, but it does not legally dissolve your marriage. In a separation, like in a divorce, the parties will divide all assets and debts. They will determine spousal and child support and designate child custody and establish parenting time for the other parent.
There are many reasons parties choose a separation over a divorce. A party may still need to remain married for insurance reasons, religious reasons, or parties sometimes just need a break to try to determine if their marriage is reconcilable. Whatever your reason, if you are interested in a separation, contact Spindler, Nausieda & Associates today.
Contact our Spindler, Nausieda & Associates Hartland Township Separation Lawyers
Contact Hartland Township attorneys at Spindler, Nausieda & Associates, to schedule a consultation to discuss whether separation or annulment are right for you. For your convenience, we offer two locations in Milford and Howell in Hartland Township, Michigan.