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Can I File For Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage?

Can I File For Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage

Can I file for divorce after 1 month of marriage?

In this article, you’ll learn about:

  • whether you can get an annulment or divorce after 1 month of marriage
  • how to file for divorce after 1 month of marriage
  • if you have to worry about alimony, child support, and child custody

Let’s dig in.

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Can I File For Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage?

Yes, you can file for divorce after 1 month of marriage.

You have two options after 1 month of marriage.

You can either get an annulment or a divorce.

For either route, there is not a minimum amount of time you have to be married.

Getting A Marriage Annulled After 1 Month Of Marriage

An annulment voids your marriage.

Meaning that there will be zero records of your marriage ever happening (legally).

You can get an annulment if you qualify for your marriage to be “voided.”

Some reasons that you can get an annulment are:

  • Marriage Prohibited By Law: The spouses are too closely related, which is considered incestuous.
  • Mental Illness: Either spouse was mentally ill at the time of marriage.
  • Mental Incapacity: Either spouse was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They were not able to make informed consent.
  • Bigamy: Either spouse was already legally married to another person at the time of marriage.
  • Forced Consent: One of the spouses was forced or threatened. They entered into the marriage under duress.
  • Fraud: The spouses consented to the marriage because of coercion or fraud.
  • Underage Marriage: One spouse was underage and the parents did not consent to the marriage.

These are the “grounds for an annulment” that you have to meet.

This will allow you to end (and void) your marriage after 1 month.

Read More: How Long Can A Spouse Drag Out A Divorce

Getting A Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage

You can also file for divorce after 1 month of marriage.

Most likely, this will be an uncontested divorce.

With a normal divorce, you need to make decisions on things like:

  • alimony or spousal support
  • child support
  • child custody

When filing for divorce after 1 month of marriage, you likely won’t need to worry about these.

There has not been enough time to establish any of these items in the marriage after 1 month.

Read More: Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First

How To File For Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage

Let’s talk about how to file for divorce after 1 month of marriage.

The steps you need to take when filing for divorce are:

  1. Get the Divorce Petition from a divorce lawyer (fill out the form on this page to get yours).
  2. Fill out the Divorce Petition and the other divorce papers.
  3. Have your divorce attorney review the Divorce Petition.
  4. You or your spouse file the divorce papers.
  5. Request temporary orders.
  6. “Serve” your spouse with the Divorce Petition.
  7. File the Receipt of Service.
  8. Negotiate a settlement and file your Settlement Agreement.
  9. Show up to the divorce proceedings at the family court.
  10. Get your court orders that finalize your divorce or annulment.

Filing For Divorce After 1 Month Of Marriage

If you’re looking to file for divorce after 1 month of marriage, fill out the form on this page.

Our divorce lawyers are experienced in having fast and affordable divorces.

This way, you can move on with your life and put this marriage behind you.

Talk soon.

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