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Florida Divorce Lawyer Russell D. Knight Discusses Annulment in Florida

Florida divorce lawyer Russell D. Knight ( releases a new article explaining whether an annulment is possible in Florida. The lawyer mentions that according to the Black’s Law Dictionary, an annulment means an event or judgment that is treated as if it never happened. Marriage annulment will make a marriage disappear as though it never happened in the first place.

“Fraud is one of the few grounds for annulment. Fraud is the making of intentional misrepresentation, with the knowledge that the other party will rely on it, and attaining the other party’s consent as a result. Basically, lying about something important in order to get the other person to marry you,” says the Florida divorce lawyer.

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The process for obtaining an annulment in Florida is similar to the process for obtaining a divorce. The spouse seeking the annulment must file a petition with the court, stating the grounds for the annulment. The other spouse will then have the opportunity to respond to the petition. If both parties agree to the annulment, the process can be relatively quick and straightforward. However, if there is disagreement, the case may go to trial, where a judge will decide whether or not the marriage should be annulled.

One important difference between divorce and annulment is the effect on property division and alimony. In a divorce, the court will divide the couple's assets and debts and may award alimony to one spouse. In an annulment, however, the court will not divide property or award alimony, as the marriage is considered to have never existed. This means that any assets or debts accumulated during the marriage will remain with the individual spouse.

It is also worth noting that an annulment does not affect the legitimacy of any children born during the marriage. The court will still have jurisdiction over child custody and support matters in an annulment case.

Lastly, the Florida divorce lawyer stresses that it is important to consult an experienced attorney when dealing with matters such as a divorce or an annulment. A skilled attorney might be able to help clients understand their rights and responsibilities during the divorce or separation process.

About The Law Office of Russell Knight

The Law Office of Russell D. Knight was established in 2009 by the divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the numerous articles personally written by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed lawyer throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a legal practice in both states and employs an entire staff of paralegals and attorneys in the two states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (239) 202-0455.

Law Office of Russell Knight

1415 Panther Ln #218, Naples, FL 34109, United States

(239) 202-0455


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1415 Panther Ln #218, Naples, FL 34109, United States


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