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If your recent marriage needs dissolution, is an annulment or a divorce more appropriate? People who need to dissolve a marriage sometimes believe that an annulment is the right solution in their situations, such as the following:

  • The marriage took place between people who were not eligible to marry: Parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, brother and sister (including half siblings), uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, minor without parental consent, or first cousins under age 65
  • The marriage was entered into on illegal grounds because one spouse was still married to someone else or one spouse was too young to marry without parental consent.
  • The marriage allegedly was based on fraud.
  • The marriage took place when one or both parties lacked capacity to agree to it, due to mental illness or being under the influence of a mind-altering substance.

Arizona statute 25-301 spells out the grounds for an annulment: “Superior courts may dissolve a marriage, and may adjudge a marriage to be null and void when the cause alleged constitutes an impediment rendering the marriage void.”

Exploring Your Options: Annulment or Divorce?

How does this technical legal jargon translate to the right course of action to dissolve your Phoenix marriage? Annulment lawyer Stephanie Jackson or lawyer Nicole Lasiter can evaluate your case and advise you as to whether your marriage may qualify as void. With clear legal counsel and accurate information, you may decide that an annulment or a divorce is the right solution in your case.

Contact a Phoenix Area Divorce Lawyer Today

At Lasiter & Jackson, we provide understanding and compassion for the delicate issues associated with annulment, legal separation and divorce. We are committed to obtaining desired results for each of our clients. We are prepared to offer a qualified case assessment at a reasonable cost.

Contact our law office in Phoenix to discuss your anticipated Maricopa County or Pinal County divorce or annulment with an attorney.


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