An annulment is the process of legally voiding a marriage and places the parties back in the status of single individuals without the obligations that accompany a divorce. In order to qualify for an annulment, a person must prove that sufficient grounds under Utah law exist to justify voiding the marriage.
Annulments are not easy to obtain and require that the requesting party attend an evidentiary hearing before a judge. Matters may also be complicated where property or assets have been jointly acquired or transferred.
However, while annulments are generally difficult and factually sensitive, an experienced family law attorney at Dexter & Dexter can advise you on the likelihood of obtaining an annulment or seeking another method of relief such as a divorce or legal separation. If you are on the side of defending against a petition for annulment, having a qualified attorney will ensure honesty and fairness in the proceedings and reduce unnecessary stress.