Alexandria, VA asked in Family Law for Virginia

Q: Is it easier to get a divorce than an anullment? I married someone to help them immigrate, now very ugly

She is from Jordan and is living with me - we have not had any relations. I want her out of my house and out of my life. She is here on a tourist visa. She has two children - she signed a pre nuptial agreement.

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Jessica Wildeus
Jessica Wildeus
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is a common misconception that you can get an annulment in Virginia when a marriage hasn't been consummated. The grounds for annulment in this state are very narrow, so it's pretty uncommon.

It is much more common for couples to file for divorce, even if they have had short or unconsummated marriages. You will have to consult with an attorney to determine how difficult it will be to get a divorce.

When and if you file for divorce, if you have a prenuptial agreement, this will likely govern the terms of your separation.

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