Ending a marriage is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make, but also one of the most important decisions. There are two ways to terminate a marriage; divorce and annulment.

Every situation is very unique and we know you have lots of questions about whether your marriage qualifies for an annulment. We have tried to provide you with plenty of resources on this site to help you decide. In our experience, the easiest way for you to get help and answers to your questions is to give us a call at 801-544-5306, or use the link below to schedule a free consultation with our Utah divorce team.

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An annulment is very similar to a divorce and one is often confused with the other. An annulment will only be granted if the court determines the marriage is illegal or invalid. Often times, people assume that just because they haven’t been married very long, or they “made a mistake” that they will qualify for an annulment.

An annulment technically declares that the marriage never existed because it was either illegal or invalid. Both parties go back to being single, and will legally are not considered as divorced.

Reasons for an annulment

Below are some of the most common reasons that the court will determine a marriage to qualify for an annulment:

  • One of the parties was/is already married. This most commonly happens when there was a problem with finalizing a divorce in a previous marriage, or the marriage took place before the divorce was finalized.
  • The parties are related, and the marriage is incestuous. In Utah, at least second cousins is the general rule for determining if a marriage is “incestuous”.
  • The marriage has not been consummated
  • Not of legal age. One of the parties was under the age of 18, and did not have legal permission to follow through with the marriage.
  • Fraud
  • Forced consent
  • Mental Illness

We are here to help

At Helgesen, Houtz & Jones we have helped thousands of people complete this process. If you believe that your marriage qualifies for an annulment, we would love the opportunity to help guide you through the process. The easiest way to get our help is to pick up the phone and give our office a call at 801-544-5306, or schedule a free consultation using this link.

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Meet Our Family Law Team

Craig P. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney

Kurt M. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney


Family Law Paralegal


Family Law Paralegal

Do you need help from an annulment attorney?

Our experienced Utah family law team will help you finalize your annulment.

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