Divorce is not the only way for couples to end a marriage. Some alternatives to divorce court include legal separation and annulment. Most states have divorce laws governing how divorce alternatives are handled by the divorce court.
Massachusetts divorce law allows couples to get an annulment, which treats the marriage as though it never existed because it was never legal under state law. The Massachusetts divorce court grants annulment and the marriage is automatically void when:
The Massachusetts divorce court may also rule that the marriage is void for reasons of insanity or one spouse is under the legal age limit. If the Massachusetts divorce court determines the marriage to be invalid, the marriage will annulled by the divorce court.
A local Massachusetts divorce lawyer can speak with you about whether you marriage can be annulled. Learn about other divorce options that may be better for you and family and get advice on how to handle your case with help from a Massachusetts divorce attorney. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Massachusetts divorce case review form.
The above synopsis of Massachusetts divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Massachusetts divorce lawyer in your area.
Massachusetts divorce laws were last updated May 2009.
Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.