Fradulently Induced Marriage

My ex said something like that before. Turns out she was having an affair.

Dear acer007:

Greetings. Sorry, but after 20 years marriage I doubt that an annulment could be obtained on the grounds of fraud. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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My wife married me under false pretenses; can this be a basis for a claim to minimize and/or eliminate the payment of alimony? She married me so that she could have children but never loved me. In fact, she admits to hating all men except her father. She has suggested I get a girlfriend to satisfy my sexual needs/desires – gave it to me in writing. We have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. I have no problem with child support or even getting custody of my children. I just don’t feel it right to pay her alimony. I am the primary provider (88% / 12%).