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Annulment – Virginia Lawyers

If you are seeking an annulment in Virginia, you must meet certain specific grounds. If you do not meet these specific grounds for an annulment, you cannot get an annulment in Virginia. If you want help with an annulment in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

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Annulment In Virginia

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Annulment Virginia Lawyer Grounds 20-89.1

Annulment Virginia Lawyer Grounds 20-89.1

Va. Code 20-89.1 – Suit to annul marriage.

  1. When a marriage is alleged to be void or voidable for any of the causes mentioned in 20-13, 20-38.1, 20-45.1 or by virtue of fraud or duress, either party may institute a suit for annulling the same; and upon proof of the nullity of the marriage, it shall be decreed void by a decree of annulment.
  2. In the case of natural or incurable impotency of body existing at the time of entering into the marriage contract, or when, prior to the marriage, either party, without the knowledge of the other, had been convicted of a felony, or when, at the time of the marriage, the wife, without the knowledge of the husband, was with child by some person other than the husband, or where the husband, without knowledge of the wife, had fathered a child born to a woman other than the wife within ten months after the date of the solemnization of the marriage, or where, prior to the marriage, either party had been, without the knowledge of the other, a prostitute, a decree of annulment may be entered upon proof, on complaint of the party aggrieved.
  3. No annulment for a marriage alleged to be void or voidable under subsection (b) of 20-45.1, subsection (b) of this section or by virtue of fraud or duress shall be decreed if it appears that the party applying for such annulment has cohabited with the other after knowledge of the facts giving rise to what otherwise would have been grounds for annulment; and, in no event shall any such decree be entered if the parties had been married for a period of two years prior to the institution of such suit for annulment.
  4. A party who, at the time of such marriage as is mentioned in 20-48 or 20-49, was capable of consenting with a party not so capable, shall not be permitted to institute a suit for the purpose of annulling such marriage
Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:
Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Virginia Statute

Grounds for annulment

Conditions to be satisfied

Va. Code  20-89.1(a) When a marriage is alleged to be void or voidable On proof of the nullity of the marriage, annulment may be decreed if either party institutes a suit for  annulment for void or voidable marriage:

  1. For any of the causes mentioned in  20-13, 20-38.1, 20-45.1 or
  2. By virtue of fraud or duress.
Va. Code  20-89.1(b) Complaint of the aggrieved party Annulment may be granted based on complaint made on the following grounds:

  1. Natural or incurable impotency of body existing at the time of entering into the marriage contract or
  2. If either party had been convicted of a felony without the knowledge of the other prior to marriage or
  3. If the wife, at the time of the marriage without husband’s knowledge, was with child by some person other than the husband or
  4. If the husband, without wife’s  knowledge, had fathered a child born to a woman other than the wife within ten months after the date of marriage solemnization or
  5. If either party had been, without the knowledge of the other, a prostitute prior to marriage.
Va. Code  20-89.1(c) Annulment may not be granted in the following cases on certain conditions:

  1. For void or voidable marriage under  Va. Code  20-89.1(a)or
  2. In marriages where parties lacked capacity to consent to the marriage due to mental incapacity or infirmity under  20-45.1(b)
  3. Based on complaint of the aggrieved party under  Va. Code  20-89.1(b)
Conditions:

  1. It appears that the party applying for annulment has cohabited with the other after knowledge of the facts giving rise to the annulment; and,
  2. The parties had been married for a period of two years prior to the institution of such suit for annulment.
Va. Code  20-89.1(d) A party shall not be permitted to institute a suit for the purpose of annulling marriage, if at the time of such marriage he/she  was capable of consenting with a party as mentioned in  20-48 or  20-49.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Richmond Virginia Beach Loudoun Prince William Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Annulment In Virginia

We will do our best to help you get the best possible result based on the facts of your case.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:
Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

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