Legal Separation/Annulment

If you are having difficulties in your marriage, divorce is not your only option. Legal separation may be a good choice for you if you are not ready for divorce, but need financial protection. It may also be a good choice for you if you desire to maintain your marriage for religious reasons.

In limited circumstance, an annulment may also be an option. An annulment is a determination by the court that the marriage is void. A court may declare marriages void in very limited circumstances, including those marriages obtained by fraud or force, marriages in which a party was under the age of 16 or between the ages of 16 & 18, but without the requisite legal consent, incestuous marriages, etc. The attorneys at Johnson Cook Abbott & Ahrens, PLLC can help you weigh your options and determine the path that best meets your needs.