As a New Jersey family law attorney, I have often explained the difference between a divorce and an annulment. Many folks think that if the marriage was very short that they qualify for an annulment. However, this is not true. As a divorce lawyer I then explain to my client that one must show “fraud in the inducement” to marry in order to qualify for an annulment in the Family Part, Superior Court of New Jersey. Below, please find a draft Complaint For Annulment which contains more information as to what is required to successfully obtain an annulment.
Throughout my career as a divorce attorney here in my hometown of East Brunswick, New Jersey, I have countless consultations with folks who are seeking an annulment. From this lawyer’s eye view, most people think that if the marriage is short of duration that this means they may seek an annulment as opposed to a divorce. However, in New Jersey the law is that a party must prove “fraud in the inducement” to marry. In other words, if your spouse purposefully hide information or lied to you in order to “induce” you to marry them, then you qualify for a annulment. The following case explains that, while they are different, both equitable fraud and actual fraud both will allow for an annulment. [Read more…] about To Obtain An Annulment In New Jersey, You Must Prove Fraud