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Am I eligible for an annulment?

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: July 9, 2024

Q: I got married 2 years ago. During that time my spouse never cohabited with me. There was always some excuse or another. I even suggested moving to his state and there still was always an excuse. I think he got married to me to circumvent immigration laws. It was painfully obvious during our immigration interview when he couldn’t answer simple questions about our supposed lives together. He has been emotionally, verbally and financially abusive. Many times I give into outlandish requests just to avoid the verbal onslaught that is sure to follow if I refuse. Once he realized that he blew his interview he has tried to “make nice” but I know it is a ruse. I know he’ll never willingly sign for an annulment because it will mean that he is admitting to fraud. I have people who can support my claims of no support from him in any shape or form and that he has never lived with me for the duration of our marriage. Do I have any recourse?

A: Most people do not file for annulments as one must have (in your context) actual evidence of procurement of the marriage by fraud. Rather than going that route, you may wish to consider the simpler method of filing for divorce. Please consult a White Plains (Westchester) Divorce Attorney for a full assessment.

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