Marriage anullment


Dear dixie3829:

Greetings. The statute allows for an annulment if the marriage is contracted under a representation and belief that the female partner to the marriage is pregnant, followed by the separation of the parties within 45 days of the marriage and the separation is continuous for one year. Now, if you have a child within 10 lunar months from the marriage, the marriage is presumed to be valid.

The bottom line is that you are not going to be able to get an immediate annulment and will be better off filing for divorce at the end of your year of separation. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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What is the likelihood of actually getting my marriage anulled in NC? I got married on 6/21/04, under the assumption that I was pregnant and then separated when I discovered that I was not. How do I go about filing, if it’s even possible?