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Michigan Annulment

In Michigan there are alternatives to divorce available to couples. Under Michigan divorce law, couples can get an annulment if the Michigan divorce court declares the marriage void or invalid. When a marriage is annulled, it's as if it never existed because the marriage wasn't legal by state laws. A marriage is void under Michigan divorce law when one spouse was either:

  • Under the age of legal consent and the parties haven't cohabited together afterwards, or
  • Forced to consent to the marriage by force or fraud without subsequent voluntary cohabitation

It's also possible to get a marriage annulled on the ground of physical incapacity of one of the spouses, but the annulment must be brought to the court within two years after the marriage.

Learn more about alternatives to divorce court in Michigan by speak with a local Michigan divorce lawyer. Get in touch with a Michigan divorce attorney near you by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Michigan divorce case review form. Learn about your divorce options and what's best for you and your family with help from a Michigan divorce lawyer.

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The above synopsis of Michigan 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 Michigan divorce lawyer in your area.

Michigan 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.