Annulment or Divorce
In Michigan, you have two options in ending a marriage. There is annulment and divorce. An annulment is different than a divorce in a number of ways. First, you must qualify or prove the facts to get an annulment. You can get an annulment in Michigan by establishing fraud, duress, or nonconsummation of the marriage (not length of time). An annulment is treated as if the marriage never occurred.
In contrast, Michigan has “no fault” divorce. To get a divorce you merely have to state there has been a breakdown in your marriage. You do not have to prove fault. It is easier to get a divorce than an annulment. Next, a divorce recognizes the marriage as being valid and ends the marriage (different from annulment).
This can make a difference is certain circumstances. If there are retirement accounts accumulated or other assets, they are returned to the person who owns them in an annulment. In a divorce, assets accumulated during a marriage are divided regardless of who owns the asset.
If you have questions about annulment compared to divorce, call us and we can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each as it applies to you.
If you are facing a divorce or annulment, a good attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our annulment and divorce attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our attorneys have over 95 years of divorce experience with extensive divorce trial experience. Considering the seriousness of this life changing event, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of divorce. Krupp Law Offices P.C. is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right divorce attorney for you. We represent clients in all divorce matters throughout West Michigan, , including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, and Rockford including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County Michigan.