Annulments and divorces are similar, because they both change marital status. While divorce ends a valid marriage, an annulment declares a marriage is invalid or void (never really existed).
Some of the reasons you may request an annulment in Arizona include, if one or both spouses mis-represented his or her religious beliefs; or if one or both spouses were:
- Already married
- Mentally ill
- Committing fraud
- Not in consent
- Physically not able consummate the marriage
- A minor without parental consent
In Arizona, the courts decides issues like parenting time, legal decision-making, and how to divide assets and debt after, or as part of, the granting of an annulment.
Note: Any marital taxes filed will need to be re-filed after an annulment is ordered.
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