Rochester, NY asked in Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: Annulment in NYS grounds? ideology sovereign citizen extremism

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: There are very specific grounds for an annulment (DRL 140). (a) Former husband or wife living (spouse is still married to another). (b) Party under age of consent.  (c) Party a mentally retarded person or mentally ill person.  (d) Physical incapacity.  (e) Consent by force, duress or fraud.  These grounds have further restrictions. It is much easier to simply get a no-fault divorce in NY, which only requires the marraige is irretreivably broken for at least 6 months.

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