What is an annulment?

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What is an annulment?

Basically, an annulment means your marriage is dissolved as though you never married your current spouse in the first place.

There are two ways to file annulments: ab initio, which means that the annulment basically voids the marriage from the very beginning, as though, from a legal stand point, it had never occured; it is null and void. Filing an annulment is still needed to establish this fact, such as when one of the parties to an annulment was already married to someone else at the time of this marriage. Though this marriage is considered null and void, the only way to legally establish this fact is to obtain an annulment. This prevents either party from being charged with bigamy. Here at Discount Las Vegas Lawyer, we file all annulments ab initio.

In some jurisdictions, a marriage will be void from the time of the annulment itself, meaning that the law recognizes the legal relationship between the parties up to the time of the annulment.

A civil annulment does not annul a marriage vis-a-vis a church body, such as the Catholic Church. Though obtaining a civil annulment might help you with your religious annulment in some cases, you will still have to obtain annulment in the Church if you wish to re-marry in a Catholic Church, for instance.

Once your annulment has been granted, both you and your spouse are returned to your previous social status, e.g. “divorced” or “single.”

Anyone can file an annulment in Nevada. However, if you were married in Nevada, you can file an annulment here without being a resident.

If you were married outside Nevada, you are required to establish residency in Nevada before filing your annulment here. You are considered a Nevada resident after living in Nevada for a minimum of six weeks. The court will want to know your current Nevada address and an Affidavit of Resident Witness will have to be filed to prove your residency. A “resident witness” is another Nevada resident willing to sign the Affidavit of Resident Witness. The affidavit states that he or she knows you to have lived in Nevada for a minimum of six weeks before filing your annulment case.

Are you in the military? If Nevada is listed on your LES and you have a resident witness, you can also obtain an annulment for your non-Nevada marriage without being physically present in Nevada. If you were married in Nevada, your LES and resident witness are not required.

We do not require a copy of your marriage certificate. Other companies require you to provide them with a copy of your marriage certificate, but this isn’t necessary as a Nevada marriage can be verified online by the court.

Attorney James E. Smith has handled thousands of Nevada annulments since he began to practice law in Nevada since 1985. Our success rate for the granting of annulments is well over 99%. That’s because we tell you honestly whether your case is valid and will be granted BEFORE we take your money… unlike other firms who file invalid or weak cases just to increase their bottom line.

Click here to read the many grounds for annulment admissible in Nevada. This sometimes becomes confusing and it might be best if you simply call us at 702.420.7052.

We offer free phone conferences to ascertain if your reason for filing an annulment is valid for Nevada. 702-420-7052



Hi, my name is Attorney James E. Smith. I've been practicing law in the State of Nevada for the past 25+ years. During that time, I’ve helped countless people with their Nevada annulment of marriage. I believe in access to affordable legal services for all. If you find yourself in need of a Nevada Annulment, I represent you, and protect your legal rights, in an uncontested annulment at the lowest possible cost. I hope it helps.

Yours truly,
James E. Smith, Esq.


* Court Filing Fees (currently $328 for a Joint Petition annulment; $269 for Complaint; $217 for Answer; $56 court fees for a two-signature annulment, or $61 for a one-signature annulment) and cost of process service (if applicable to your annulment case) is additional. Average process service cost if Defendant can be served in person is $125 in Nevada and $160 in other states. Average cost for publication when required is $150. If Defendant lives outside the U.S. and does not sign the documents, process service fees will be higher.

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