Naples Divorce Lawyer Russell D. Knight Discusses Whether an Annulment is Possible in Florida
May 10, 2022 at 17:02
Naples divorce lawyer Russell D. Knight releases a new article (https://divorceattorneynaplesfl.com/can-i-get-an-annulment-in-florida/) explaining whether an annulment is possible in Florida. The lawyer mentions that according to the Black’s Law Dictionary, an annulment means an event or judgment that is treated as if it never happened. Marriage annulment will make a marriage disappear as though it never happened in the first place.
“Fraud is one of the few grounds for annulment. Fraud is the making of intentional misrepresentation, with the knowledge that the other party will rely on it, and attaining the other party’s consent as a result. Basically, lying about something important in order to get the other person to marry you,” says the Naples divorce lawyer.
The lawyer explains that the real question if an individual uses fraud as a ground for annulment is “was the thing that you were lied to about important enough?” However, in Florida, if the marriage has been consummated, fraud is not allowed to be used as a basis to annul the marriage.
Attorney Russell D. Knight adds that another ground for annulment is duress. Duress happens when there is some level of pressure strong enough to remove the willful consent of one party. The duress must also happen throughout the entire process of the wedding.
In the article, attorney Knight also discusses bigamy. Bigamy is also another ground for a marriage annulment. This term simply means that a person is not allowed to marry again if they are still married. In Florida, bigamy is considered a felony in the third degree.
The divorce attorney also adds, “What happens if a marriage is annulled? Well, neither spouse is eligible for any kind of benefits for spouses. This is especially important as it relates to wills and life insurance policies. This begs the question ‘can an annulment happen after a person has passed?’ No one knows the answer to this particular question as no court has addressed it yet.”
Lastly, the Florida divorce lawyer stresses that it is important to consult an experienced attorney when dealing with matters such as a divorce or an annulment. A skilled attorney might be able to help clients understand their rights and responsibilities during the divorce or separation process.
About The Law Office of Russell Knight
The Law Office of Russell D. Knight was established in 2009 by the divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the numerous articles personally written by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed lawyer throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a legal practice in both states and employs an entire staff of paralegals and attorneys in the two states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (239) 202-0455.
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