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In life, there are situations that come up that can be extremely difficult. When you enter into a marriage, you are going in with expectations and hopes for your future. When things do not turn out as planned, for any reason, both parties may be left confused or upset. If you are considering annulment as an option, contact a divorce attorney  at The Law Offices of Hans R. Hailey.

What is an Annulment?

An annulment does more than terminate a marriage—it establishes that the legal marital status never existed in the first place. This is the difference between a divorce and an annulment; a divorce raises many issues, from alimony to division of property. If the marriage never existed, none of these issues should come up.

If you are thinking about getting an annulment, contact a divorce attorney at The Law Offices of Hans R. Hailey to schedule a consultation.

How to Determine Grounds for Annulment in Boston

Not all marriages qualify for an annulment. In Massachusetts, annulment is appropriate for voidable marriages. Massachusetts annulment laws apply if:

  • One spouse was underage;
  • A close blood relationship existed between the parties (such as brother-sister);
  • A spouse was insane at the time of marriage;
  • A spouse was impotent at the time of marriage;
  • And a marriage where one spouse induces the other to enter the marriage by fraud that goes to the essence of marriage.

An experienced divorce attorney at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey can evaluate your case and determine if you have grounds for an annulment.  Contact us today.

Call (617) 571-7200 to speak to an experienced divorce attorney at no cost for an initial consultation.