Divorce & Annulment in Florida
Owenby Law, P.A.: Offering Detailed Legal Guidance
Our Jacksonville divorce lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. represent individuals
in annulments and the conventional dissolution of marriage proceedings.
Like a divorce, an annulment terminates the marriage. However, unlike
a traditional dissolution, which recognizes that the marriage exists but
is irretrievably broken, an annulment means that the marriage was never
a legally valid contract. If you believe that you have grounds for an
annulment, contact our law office for step-by-step guidance through the
If you or your spouse is in the military, the circumstances may be different
than what is mentioned below. However, the attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A.
have experience handling cases involving
military divorce as well.
Learn more about annulments during a Free Initial Consultation. Call (904) 770-3141!
What Are the Grounds for Annulment in the State of Florida?
Because the annulment of a marriage is a declaration that it was never
valid in the first place, certain conditions must exist for the Duval,
St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau circuit courts to allow one. It's important
to note that time is often of the essence when it comes to annulments
in the state of Florida. The longer a petitioner waits, even if the marriage
has not been consummated, the more likely the marriage will be interpreted
by the courts to be valid, and the parties will have to
file for divorce. In other words, if you believe that you have grounds for annulment, you
must contact a lawyer quickly.
In order to obtain an annulment in the state of Florida, a Jacksonville
divorce lawyer must be able to demonstrate that one or more of the following
Due to either intoxication or
mental incompetency, one or both of the parties lacked the understanding to be able to intelligently
commit to the marital contract
- One of the spouses materially misrepresented himself or herself
- One of the parties lacked the ability to consummate the marriage
In some cases, parents, other family members, or legal guardians are able
to file an annulment on behalf of a juvenile who was married without consent
or an impaired adult who lacked the mental capacity to enter into the
Questions? Speak with Our Professional Jacksonville Divorce Attorneys.
As a full-service family law firm dedicated to protecting our clients'
legal rights, we at Owenby Law, P.A. can help you file for an annulment
of your marriage. We have handled countless marriage dissolutions and
annulments in the past. You can place your trust in our solid legal knowledge.
To discuss a divorce or annulment, please call our firm as soon as possible.