Milwaukee Annulment Lawyer
In some situations, you might be dealing with a marriage that shouldn’t have existed in the first place. If you’re not sure where to start in annulling your marriage, reach out for help from a Milwaukee lawyer for your case.
In some cases, you may need to seek out a divorce attorney to end a marriage and split your property. An annulment, however, is different. You’re not just ending a marriage. Instead, that marriage will be completely void, as though it had never happened at all.
Unfortunately, you might not be sure how to seek an annulment in Milwaukee, since they’re so different from a divorce. That means you may need a Milwaukee annulment lawyer on your side. If you suspect your marriage may be void, the lawyers at Karp & Iancu, SC can help you determine whether that’s true, and if so, how to annul your marriage.
Reasons for Annulment
The difference between a Wisconsin divorce and an annulment is that an annulment would not have been legal from the beginning. It’s a marriage that was, for any reason, something that is not covered by law.
Your marriage may be null if it falls under any of the following grounds:
- One partner could not consent because of mental capacity, age, or alcohol or drug use.
- The spouse was sixteen or seventeen years old and didn’t have parent consent.
- The marriage was otherwise illegal by state law.
If you’re not sure whether your marriage meets any of these grounds for annulment, contact a Milwaukee attorney. We’ll review your case and help you determine whether you’re eligible for an annulment.
The Annulment Process in Wisconsin
Once you’ve decided that you’re eligible for annulment, you’ll need to seek your annulment through different avenues than divorce, since you’re effectively saying that the marriage didn’t happen.
To file for annulment, you’ll begin with a petition for annulment filed in the county you or your spouse reside in. On this petition, you’ll list your information, your spouse’s information, and any necessary information about your children, if you have any. You’ll also need to state on what grounds you’re filing for annulment, so be sure to discuss your grounds for annulment with your attorney.
Once you’ve given your petition to the county clerk, you’ll then serve the papers to your spouse, which the clerk or your Milwaukee lawyer can help you complete. Once you and your spouse are both aware of the petition, you’ll have a hearing, where the judge will decide whether to grant an annulment.
Seek Out a Milwaukee Attorney for Your Annulment
When you’re seeking an annulment, you’ll need to be ready to prove that you need an annulment, which means you’ll need to gather evidence and be prepared to defend your grounds for annulment. Unfortunately, that can be difficult to do alone.
That’s where a lawyer from Karp & Iancu, SC comes in. Your lawyer can help you determine the grounds for your annulment and prepare the evidence you prove your reasons. It can be tough to do alone, especially if your spouse disagrees, but we can help guide you through your annulment case.
Ready to seek your annulment? Contact us to connect with your Milwaukee annulment lawyer today. Give us a call at 414-453-0800 or complete the following online form for your consultation.