Divorce Versus Annulment in the State of Florida
In the state of Florida, divorce is quite a tricky subject to deal with. With legal separations not a part of state legislation, it limits the options couples have for their separation in the event their marriage simply doesn’t work. In some instances, however, a common recourse is an annulment. We’ve heard of situations such as these countless times before – a celebrity couple may have a wild night of partying in Vegas, only to lead to a spur-of-the-moment wedding. But the next morning or even a few weeks later, when they sober up and realize that it may not have been the right decision in a drunken stupor. In an instance such as this, with a marriage lasting such a short period of time, divorce is not yet an option, however according to the top Russian speaking attorney Miami has to offer, Mr. Steven Veinger, an annulment is. An annulment is similar to a divorce in that it ends a marriage, however there are a number of different subtleties and differences between the two outcomes. To better understand the differences between an annulment, Mr. Veinger the top Russian speaking attorney Miami has in practice, offers us these important things to know.
Florida Annulment Laws
In a divorce, two individuals, of sound mind and body, came to the decision to be married and entered into a valid marriage. But then, due to whatever circumstances, it may not have worked out and they decide to end things and obtain a legal divorce, severing their ties as husband and wife. As per Mr. Veinger, the top Russian speaking attorney Miami divorcees choose to represent them, in these instances’ arrangements like alimony, child custody, property/asset division, and child support payments all come into play and are key to the terms of separation. In a legal sense, a divorce acknowledges that a legal marriage took place and it was dissolved by legal means.
Annulments work quite differently than divorces. According to Mr. Veinger, the top Russian speaking attorney Miami has to offer, the main idea behind a Florida annulment is wiping the legal record of the marriage away, as if it never occurred to begin with. There are two types of Florida annulment in the state – the first is a civil annulment, where the state law issues it, and a religious annulment, in which it is given by a member of the church or other religious entity. Essentially, the annulment voids the marriage, and decrees that it was never legally valid by Florida state laws. As the top Russian attorney Miami has to offer, Mr. Veinger can help get an annulment for marriages that are deemed to be ‘voidable’. The grounds for a voidable marriage in the state of Florida, include marriages which involve:
· Bigamy – Having multiple spouses.
· Incest – i.e. Marriage between brother and sister.
· Underage partners.
· One or both parties having a mental incapacity.
If the marriage is performed involving any of the above circumstances, the top Russian attorney Miami has to offer, Mr. Veinger can help you to file for an annulment, as the marriage is essentially automatically deemed invalid by state laws. Even in an instance where both parties would like to stay married, the marriage is technically invalid in the state of Florida – even still, if one or both want to dissolve the marriage, it cannot be automatically done, and it is best to still file for an annulment with the help of a lawyer like the top Russian attorney Miami has in practice, Mr. Steven Veinger. There are other instances where a marriage is considered voidable as well, they include marriages that involve:
· Temporary mental incapacitation – Being drunk or high on drugs qualifies and is often used as a reasoning.
· Fraud on one or both parts
· Some form of duress
· An underage partner, without consent from a guardian.
· The marriage being a joke or prank.
According to Mr. Veigner, the top Russian attorney Miami has in practice, some important differences to note during an annulment include:
· No permanent alimony – Sometimes, you can be granted temporary alimony but not for life as in a divorce. In rare cases, when one party is considered to be a victim of the other, they may be granted permanent alimony.
· No property division – Assets must be divided on your own, without help from the courts. In a short marriage, it is unlikely there are many assets.
· No Inheritance – No possibility of inheritance exists, while it is still possible in divorce.
· No Benefits – Some divorces can still get health insurance or death benefits; this isn’t possible in an annulment.
For more information on annulments or to schedule a consultation to discuss this for yourself, be sure to contact MR. VEINGER TODAY.