Annulments Attorney Union County New Jersey
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Many people are familiar with the New Jersey divorce process, and some of the issues which frequently cause dispute such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of assets. But many of our Union County divorce clients are still unclear as to what exactly an annulment is, and how it differs from a divorce.
Divorce is seldom a pleasant topic of conversation. For those going through a divorce, it can be deflating. With over 26 years of experience practicing law in Union County, NJ, attorney Edward S. Cooper is equipped with all of the knowledge and skill understands your need for support beyond the courtroom. Whatever your specific situation is, Mr. Cooper is at your service to provide support. Contact us online or through our Linden, NJ office at (908) 481-4625.
Annulment & Divorce Attorneys Union, NJ
When you receive judgement for a NJ divorce, you are ending your legally recognized marriage. There are many different grounds for filing for a divorce in New Jersey, including no-fault divorce, but they all end with the termination of the marriage.
On the other hand, our Elizabeth NJ clients seek annulments when their marriage was never valid, to begin with. A marriage can be invalid for a number of reasons, and through an annulment, an individual can legally be recognized as never having been married at all. Reasons for which you can pursue a Union County annulment include:
- The marriage included individuals who were married to another party.
- The marriage involved at least one party who was underage at the time of the marriage.
- The marriage was a result of mental or physical incapacity including mental illness and intoxication.
- The marriage was a result of fraud or coercion.
- The marriage was incestuous.
- The marriage was entered into in jest.
If any of the above statements apply to you, you may pursue an annulment as an alternative to divorce in New Jersey. Speak with your Union County divorce attorney to discuss your options further, and help you decide which course of action may be best for you.
Division of Assets in Annulments Linden, NJ
New Jersey annulments decide key issues such as child custody, child support, and spousal support for annulments in the same way they would in any divorce. Just like divorce, it is extremely important that you are legally represented when negotiating these issues. Agreements that you enter into here are legally binding, and can greatly affect your life for many years to come. Having an experienced divorce attorney to help negotiate for the terms most important to you, while protecting your financial interests both now and in the future, is of immense benefit. For information on any of the above topics and how our Cranford, NJ divorce lawyers can help you, check out our main divorce pages.
Differences in Asset Division from an Annulment to a Divorce
That being said, the division of assets in an annulment is handled a bit differently than it is during a divorce. In NJ divorces, the law states that all marital property must be distributed equitably. In that regards annulment is similar, but the key difference being what is and what is not marital property. In an annulment division of assets negotiation, the property is divided based on the title, so if certain assets are only in the name of one individual, they will most likely be granted solely to that person and not considered part of the marital property.
If you are in the annulment process or considering an annulment, your Westfield NJ annulment attorney can help you prove which assets are solely owned by you, and which assets are jointly owned and as such fall under equitable distribution laws.
Contact a Union County Annulment Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Edward S. Cooper, we have extensive experience helping clients across Linden, Elizabeth, Cranford, Westfield, and the surrounding communities to favorably settle their divorce and annulment issues like child support, child custody, alimony, and division of assets.
Combining communicative and honest client interaction with effective and tenacious litigation, we are able to provide our clients with balanced and informed legal advice. We help you to compromise when necessary and aggressively defend your rights in a court of law when called for.
To speak with Edward Cooper today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your annulment or divorce and any related issues you may have, contact us online or through our Linden, NJ office at (908) 925-9055.