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Naperville family law attorneyThere are different ways to end your marriage, whether it is on a temporary or a permanent basis. Depending on your situation, annulment, legal separation, and divorce are all options that may be available to you, or that you may be interested in pursuing. Only an experienced family law attorney can assist you in evaluating your situation and determining the best course of action in your case.


Under an Illinois law, what is commonly referred to as an annulment is called a declaration of invalidity of marriage. This is a court order that makes a marriage invalid. There are four reasons under Illinois law that you can get your marriage annulled:


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reasons for an annulment, Illinois divorce lawyerAnnulments and divorces are sometimes confused with one another. An annulment is a legal process and document stating the marriage was invalid. It appears as if the marriage never happened. A divorce is the process you go through when you want to end a valid marriage. To file for an annulment, there are strict reasons a petitioner must give and guidelines for each reason that need to be followed. When petitioning for an annulment, you should speak with a skilled annulment attorney to make certain the necessary prerequisites can be satisfied.

Causes for an Annulment

Illinois calls an annulment an Invalidity of Marriage. When you file for Invalidity of Marriage, you must list one of the reasons listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The reasons listed in Section 301 are:

Absence of Ability: One spouse in the marriage did not have the mental ability to consent to the marriage or were inhibited due to the use of drugs or alcohol at the time the marriage took place.

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