DIVORCE VS. ANNULMENT

What We Do

If you do not live in Nevada, we can help you prepare, file, and complete your annulment in court. 99% of the time, you do not have to come back to the state.

However, if you do live in Nevada, you may want to consider having us prepare and file a divorce for you instead of an annulment.

Divorce vs. Annulment

While many people get confused, annulment is indeed different from divorce. The former is a legal procedure that “states that the marriage was never valid” and erases the marriage as if it never happened. Divorce, on the other hand, is a legal procedure that ends a “valid marriage.”

Why People Get Annulments in Nevada

  • Religious reasons – mostly because they are part of the Catholic church
  • Filipino law – in the Philippines, divorce is banned
  • Non-residents – people were married in Nevada, but are not residents of the state

If you do not qualify for an annulment and you live outside of Nevada, do not worry, we can still help you. We are qualified to prepare divorce papers in all 50 states.

About Us

We are not annulment lawyers. Our firm cannot give you legal advice. Despite that, we can help save you thousands of dollars on fees by preparing and filing your annulment papers for you in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas annulments are never 100% guaranteed to be granted by the judge. We can discuss your options so you can decide whether it is right for you. In the rare case that your annulment is not granted, we will refund 100% of the document preparation fees. (NOTE: Filing, serving, and publishing fees are not refundable.)

Am I Qualified to Get an Annulment in Nevada?

Please make sure you read this section very carefully because it will help you determine whether you are qualified to get an annulment. If by chance you do not, please call us at 702-800-4632 to discuss other options available to you.

Residency Requirements

You must have either (1) been married in the state of Nevada, or (2) lived in the state of Nevada for at least 6 weeks to ask for an annulment.

Time Limit

In Nevada law, there is no time limit for a married person to ask for an annulment. However, judges typically look more favorably towards you if the marriage has been less than a year.

Grounds for a Las Vegas Annulment (No Fraud)

There are several reasons for you to ask for an annulment. Below are a few common reasons that individuals have used in asking for it:

(a) The husband and wife were intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of their marriage, which caused a want of understanding (NRS 125.330) between the parties. This means they were incapable of properly agreeing.

It would be beneficial to have at least one or two witnesses sign a sworn affidavit of this fact so you can give it to the court. Aside from that, you and your spouse must not have lived together after you have become sober.

(b) You and your spouse were under the age of 18 and did not get the consent of a parent or guardian (NRS 125.320). It is also crucial that you did not live with your spouse AFTER turning 18. In addition, the annulment must be filed BEFORE you reach the age of 19.

(c) You and your spouse are blood-related. This is also known as consanguinity between the parties (NRS 125.290).

(d) If you or your spouse were already married to another person, you can get your marriage annulled (NRS 125.290).

Grounds for a Las Vegas Annulment (Fraud Involved)

There are several grounds and reasons that you can ask for an annulment in Las Vegas based on proven fraud (NRS 125.340). Once you have received knowledge of the fraud, however, you must stop living with your spouse.

You should be able to provide evidence supporting the fact that your spouse committed fraud. This evidence can include documents, receipts, or sworn statements from witnesses that are signed and notarized.

Listed below are common reasons that people have used when asking for an annulment based on fraud:

Citizenship/Green Card/Illegal Alien Issues

(a) Your spouse married you just to gain citizenship, a visa, or a green card.

(b) He/she lied to you about their intention on becoming a US citizen after the marriage.

(c) A spouse is subject to deportation because they are an illegal alien.

Honesty or Character Issues

(a) Your spouse has poor moral character.

(b) The husband or wife concealed the fact that he/she has children from a previous union.

(c) Your spouse forced you into a marriage under threats, coercion, or the threat of bodily harm.

(d) This person concealed the fact that he/she had physically or mentally abused a previous spouse.

(e) A spouse hid their criminal history.

Sexual Issues

(a) The husband or wife committed adultery before or after your marriage.

(b) Your spouse refuses to consummate the marriage or have sexual relations with you.

(c) He/she previously or currently works as a prostitute.

(d) Your spouse is impotent and did not tell you before the marriage.

(e) The wife informed the husband that she was pregnant BEFORE the marriage, but it was revealed that she never was.

(f) A spouse concealed the fact that he/she is a homosexual.

(g) The wife did not tell you that she was pregnant by another man BEFORE the marriage.

(h) Your spouse told you they wanted children before the marriage, but afterwards confirmed they never did.

(i) He/she engaged in abnormal sexual relations with you or another person.

(j) Your spouse had a prior divorce—due to adultery—you did not know about.

(k) The husband or wife stated that they would live with you before the marriage, but afterwards refused to do so.

Religious Issues

(a) Your spouse hid their present religious conviction from you.

(b) He/she concealed the fact that they were previously divorced and you are Roman Catholic in faith.

(c) Your spouse promised you they would have a religious ceremony performed after the civil ceremony but failed to do so.

(d) He/she vowed to embrace your religion but failed to after the marriage.

Financial and Health Issues

(a) Your spouse hid the fact that they only married you to gain access to your finances, property, and wealth.

(b) He/she did not tell you that he/she suffered from a mental disease or illness.

(c) Your spouse did not inform you that he/she suffered from a major physical disease or illness.

(d) A spouse hid the fact that they suffered from an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or sex.

How Much Does an Annulment Cost

Depending on the case, there are several steps involved to get an annulment in Las Vegas. We have THREE primary types of annulment packages.

Option #1 – Joint Annulment

If both you and your spouse agree to the annulment, you are qualified for a joint annulment.

It is one of the easiest and most affordable annulments in the state of Nevada. The papers need to be signed by both parties. Your spouse will also have to acknowledge the receipt of a Waiver of Appearance and Acceptance of Service.

A joint annulment is signed by the judge within six to eight weeks after all of the proper paperwork has been filed.

PAPERWORK-ONLY: We can prepare your documents for only $199. You would then be responsible to file it at the courthouse yourself (court filing fees cost $269). We will give you instructions on how to file.

FULL-SERVICE: We will prepare your papers, file it for you, pay your court filing fees, and pick up your annulment decree signed by the judge for only $799. You only need to deposit $199 to get started and make payments on the balance.

Call us NOW at (702) 800-4632 to start.

Option #2 – Annulment Complaint

If your spouse does not agree to the annulment and you know where they are, you are qualified to file an annulment complaint. This will need to be filed and served to your spouse at their job or home.

An annulment complaint only needs to be signed by you. As long as your spouse does not reply to the courthouse, it can be signed by the judge within six to eight weeks after the proper paperwork has been filed.

PAPERWORK-ONLY: We can prepare your documents for only $299. You are then responsible to file it at the courthouse (court filing fees are $269) and then getting it served to your spouse. We will give you the instructions on how to file.

FULL-SERVICE: Our team can prepare your annulment complaint, file it for you, pay your court filing fees, serve your spouse, and pick up the signed annulment decree (if your spouse doesn’t reply) for only $1,299. You only need to deposit $199. You can pay the balance at a later time.

NOTE: After your spouse has been served the annulment papers, he/she has 20 days to respond to the court. If your spouse does not reply, we can finalize your annulment for you. However, if they do, you will need to go to court and hire an attorney.

Call us NOW at (702) 800-4632 to start.

Option #3 – Missing Spouse Annulment

If your spouse is missing and you cannot find them in order to get them served, you are qualified for what we call a missing spouse annulment. This is also known as a publication annulment. These papers should be mailed to the last known address of your spouse before being published in the Nevada Legal News for at least five weeks.

A missing spouse annulment only needs to be signed by you. As long as your spouse does not reply to the courthouse, this can be signed by the judge within 10 to 16 weeks after all of the proper paperwork has been filed.

PAPERWORK-ONLY: We can prepare your documents for only $399. After that, it will be your responsibility to file it at the courthouse (court filing fees are $269). You can then get it published in the newspaper for $100. We will give you the instructions on how to file and publish.

FULL-SERVICE: Our team will prepare the necessary paperwork, file it for you, pay your court filing fees, mail your spouse at the last known address, publish it in the newspaper, and pick up the signed annulment decree (if your spouse doesn’t reply) for only $1,599. You only need a deposit of $199 to get started. The balance can be paid at a later date.

NOTE: After the publication has run for five weeks, your spouse will have 20 days to respond to the court. If he/she does not, we can finalize your annulment. If they do reply, however, you will need to go to court and hire an attorney.

Call us NOW at (702) 800-4632 to start.

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