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Mississippi Annulment of Marriage Laws

If you are married and are considering annulment, it is important to talk to a family law attorney about your options and your legal rights in this matter. Annulment is only possible in certain circumstances, and it can be a complex process that could involve issues related to property division, child custody, alimony, and child support.

At Chinn & Associates, we realize that any family law matter, particularly one involving the end of a marriage, may be very difficult to deal with. We work closely with our clients to determine whether an annulment is truly the best option and carefully prepare their complaints and cases to help them secure their desired results in a timely manner.


Contact Jackson annulment attorney Mark Chinn at (601) 202-5594 to talk about your case with our Jackson annulment attorneys.


What are Valid Reasons for Annulment?

Having a marriage annulled means a legal decree is issued that states that the marriage was never valid. With an annulment in Mississippi, the marriage is declared null and void, as though it had never occurred in the first place. Annulments are only granted for specific circumstances, such as mental illness.

Under Mississippi Code Title 93, Chapter 7 “Annulment of Marriage,” the following are valid reasons for annulment:

  • The marriage was bigamous or incestuous. If one or both spouses were already married at the time of the marriage in question, or if spouses are too closely related, this provides automatic grounds for annulment.
  • One of the following circumstances existed at the time of the marriage ceremony:
  • Incurable impotency;
  • Adjudicated mental illness or incompetence;
  • Failure to comply with marriage license requirements;
  • Inability to consent to marriage due to age or disability;
  • Marriage entered into by force, coercion, or fraud; or
  • Pregnancy of the wife by another person, without the husband’s knowledge.

Complaints about annulment may be filed in the county where either spouse resides, or in the county in which the marriage license was issued. Mississippi chancery courts have jurisdiction over annulment, with the same rules and procedures that apply to divorce cases. When applicable, the court may rule upon matters of child custody, support, and property distribution in an annulment and may change orders regarding these matters in the future.

Understanding the Annulment Process in Mississippi

Obtaining an annulment in Mississippi can be a complex legal process, and it's important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to guide you through the steps. Our experienced Jackson annulment attorneys can help you understand the legal requirements and implications of seeking an annulment of your marriage.

Key aspects of the annulment process in Mississippi include:

  • Evaluating the grounds for annulment, such as fraud, bigamy, or lack of mental capacity
  • Filing the necessary paperwork with the court and presenting evidence to support your case
  • Navigating the legal proceedings and potential challenges from the other party
  • Protecting your rights and interests throughout the annulment process

Whether you are considering annulment or have been served with annulment papers, our dedicated attorneys can provide the legal guidance and advocacy you need during this challenging time.

How an Annulment Attorney Can Help You

An annulment attorney can help you navigate the legal process of seeking an annulment, which is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void, as if it never existed. Here are some ways an annulment attorney can assist you:

  • Legal Expertise: An annulment attorney can provide you with legal advice and guidance based on their knowledge of annulment laws in your state or country.
  • Paperwork and Documentation: They can help you prepare and file the necessary paperwork and documentation required for the annulment process.
  • Representation in Court: If your case goes to court, an annulment attorney can represent you and advocate on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.
  • Negotiation: Your attorney can negotiate with the other party or their attorney to reach a settlement agreement that is fair and meets your needs.
  • Mediation: In some cases, mediation may be used to resolve issues related to the annulment. Your attorney can represent you during mediation sessions to help you reach a resolution.
  • Legal Support: Throughout the annulment process, your attorney can provide you with legal support and guidance, answering any questions you may have and addressing any concerns that arise.

Overall, an annulment attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the annulment process and work to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.


Serving Jackson and the surrounding areas in Mississippi, Chinn & Associates is here to provide skilled annulment counsel. Call (601) 202-5594 today to learn more!


 

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Founder of Chinn & Associates, Mark A. Chinn is a seasoned Jackson, Mississippi family law attorney who has dedicated his career to helping clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. He is dedicated to using his talent and experience to empower his clients to lead the lives they want to lead.

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