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Like a divorce, an annulment is a legal process that dissolves a marriage. Unlike a divorce, the result of this process legally erases the marriage from all records. For this reason, the state of Missouri will only grant an annulment in limited circumstances.

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How to Get an Annulment in Missouri

Couples who wish to annul their marriage can only do so if the union is void or voidable. A void marriage is one that was null from the beginning. While a voidable marriage is legally valid until a court declares it void.

In Missouri, if a person would like a marital annulment, they must provide strong evidence to prove they can annul the marriage.

The party must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Bigamy: One spouse was already married to another living person at the time of the subsequent marriage.

  • Common Law Marriage: Common-law marriages entered after 1921 are void, unless recognized in another state.

  • Duress or Fraud: One party marries the other under false pretenses. Or a couple marries for immigration reasons.

  • Kinship: The marital union between close blood relatives such as siblings, cousins, grandparents, or parents.

  • Lack of Mental or Physical Functions: This includes mental incompetence, senility, or insanity of one or both spouses. This may also apply to physical capacity or impotence.

  • Underage: One or both spouses were under the age of 18 at the time of the marriage and did not provide a written consent from their parents or court permission.

After a judge grants an annulment, there will be no record of the marriage even existing by a court order. Spousal maintenance is not available due to the invalidity of the marriage. However, children of an annulled marriage are legitimate children, if born during the marriage or within 300 days after date of annulment. This means parents are still required to pay child support and orders regarding child custody would be as though the marriage was valid.

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At Smith Law Offices LLC, our St. Charles lawyers can help you determine if your marriage can be annulled. If so, we will strongly advocate your case in and out of a courtroom.

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