Satisfying the Legal Requirements for an Annulment
If there are legal grounds for an annulment, you must file a complaint for the annulment in a county of Nebraska in which either party lives. After the filing, an adult other than yourself must serve your spouse with the complaint and accompanying annulment paperwork. Additionally, a court will want to know the place of residence for both parties, the reason for the annulment request, and when the invalidity of the marriage was first discovered.
Grounds for Annulling a Nebraska Marriage
An annulment may only be granted in Nebraska if one of the following is shown:
- The marriage between the parties is legally prohibited by Nebraska law
- Either party had a spouse living at the time of marriage
- Either party was mentally ill or mentally challenged at the time of the marriage
- The marriage was incestuous
- The marriage was induced by force or fraud
- Either party was impotent at the time of marriage
- Either party could not legally consent to marriage and/or were underage and did not obtain parental consent
Any of these factors constitute legal grounds for a Nebraska annulment. In short, if the marriage violated Nebraska law, an annulment may be granted.
Seeking an Annulment
Since annulments are only granted for legally invalid unions, it is in your best interests to speak with qualified Omaha annulment attorneys who have a thorough comprehension of the state’s annulment laws. That way, you will receive legal counsel that helps you understand how those laws apply to the specifics of your case. Expect an honest assessment of the facts and advice that will leave you with a clear understanding of your legal options. If there is more than one option in your annulment case, an Omaha divorce and family law lawyer will advise you as to the best option and the best strategy for proceeding with your annulment case.