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Did you get married only to realize the marriage was a mistake? Whether you are eligible for an annulment or divorce to end the marriage depends on a variety of circumstances. An annulment is a legal decree that the marriage was never valid in the first place. This means that in the eyes of the law, the marriage never existed. Since there are legal requirements to enter into marriage – such as the appropriate age and mental capacity to agree to marriage – the failure to meet any of these legal requirements typically make grounds for an annulment. For instance, if your or your intended spouse were completely intoxicated while getting married, you might not have had legal capacity to legally get married and therefore may be entitled to an annulment of the marriage. Also, if one of the spouses was not of legal age to be married, then a marriage may be annulled. Finally, there may be other grounds for an annulment – including force, threat, duress, misrepresentation, or even that the person was already married to someone else at the time. Obviously, whether or not you would be entitled to an annulment depends upon the circumstances of your relationship. For more information, contact an experienced attorney in your area today.

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