About Matrimonial Actions
Bronx Divorce Lawyer
Matrimonial actions are legal actions brought to court with the objective
of establishing or changing the marital status of the involved parties.
These actions consist of annulment,
legal separation, and declaring the nullity of a void marriage. If you or someone you know
needs legal assistance with a matrimonial action in the Bronx area, we
urge you to
contact us. Our firm is committed to helping you resolve your matrimonial matter
as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
We offer free case evaluations. Call (347) 244-6631 to schedule!
Matrimonial actions can encompass all of the related issues involved in
any divorce or legal separation which must be addressed and resolved, such as
child custody and determining the marital
property division. Child custody disputes and any post-divorce matters are also included
in this legal field. If you need to modify a court order concerning
child support, child custody, or any other aspect of your divorce, this can be done
through the courts with the legal assistance of our Bronx divorce lawyer.
If you need to relocate as the custodial parent,
if the circumstances involved in raising your child have changed, or if
you need assistance with enforcing or modifying child support payments,
we can help.
Do I qualify for an annulment?
Annulment also ends a marriage, but on different grounds than a divorce.
Annulments are usually retroactive and often based on grounds of fraud.
When parties were legally incapable of marrying in the first place, such
as those who were underage, an action declaring the nullity of the void
marriage can be obtained. Because there are many complications and details
involved in any matrimonial action, it is important that you have the
competent guidance of an attorney who practices in this field.
Annulments fall under two categories: void marriages and voidable marriages.
These marriages are those that were never legitimate under the law. Examples include:
- Incestuous marriages
- Previous marriages that were not dissolved and the former spouse is still living
These marriages can only be voided by the court. The court has the right
to deny the request for annulment and rule that the marriage is valid.
The court will consider annulment if one or both spouses is or was:
- Under the age of consent
- Incapable of consenting because of lack of mental capacity, or mental illness
- Incapable of consummating the marriage because of an incurable physical condition
- Forced to consent under duress or fraud
- Suffering from an incurable illness for 5 or more years
To find out if annulment is right for you, contact us
by phone or email for a free case evaluation.