Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee

Q: I want to get an annulment

I got married 1 Nov 19 and now I want an annulment

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Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
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  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Contrary to popular belief, under Tennessee law, the short duration of a marriage is not grounds ( a legal reason) for an annulment. An annulment is the procedure for having a marriage declared void/invalid because of some DEFECT in the marriage itself ( for example, underage parties, fraud or misrepresentation by one of the participants, lack of a proper license, a prior marriage still existing at the time of the ceremony, etc.). If it was a valid marriage, even if just for a brief time, the proper remedy is a divorce.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I have actually obtained an Annulment in Tennessee, but unless there are several millions at stake, it is not worth the trouble or risk. And that case had very embarrassing sexual problems. You need either an agreed divorce, or grounds. You may have to wait until there is an agreement.

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