Can I Get an Annulment in Ohio?

You can get an annulment in Ohio if certain grounds apply to your situation.

Right now, you’re weighing your options and trying to decide between getting a divorce or an annulment in Ohio. By learning more about annulments, you can figure out if it’s right for you and your situation.

What Is an Annulment?

An annulment ends a marriage, just like a divorce does. However, it goes one step further by stating that a marriage is void or that it was invalid in the first place.

Can a Marriage Be Annulled in Ohio?

Yes, a marriage can be annulled in the state of Ohio. You will need to meet the grounds for annulment in Ohio in order for it to go through. Otherwise, you’ll need to pursue a divorce instead.

What Are the Grounds for Annulment?

The grounds for annulment in Ohio include the following:

  • One person committed fraud; for example, a woman told a man she was pregnant when she really wasn’t to convince him to marry her
  • One person was not competent to actually agree to get married
  • One person was legally married to another spouse at the time
  • One person, or both, were under the age of consent
  • The marriage was never consummated
  • One person was forced into the marriage

Once an underage spouse reaches the age of consent, they need to file for annulment within two years.

Keep in mind that if you seek an annulment instead of a divorce, then you will not be eligible for spousal support. If there were any children born during the marriage, however, you could still receive child support.

Get in Touch With Richard P. Arthur

Richard P. Arthur, Attorney at Law, can assist you with an annulment. You can call 937-254-3738 for a consultation. He has more than three decades of experience helping clients in Dayton and Trotwood, as well as Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, and Warren counties.