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Miami and Broward Annulment Process
Filing for an annulment in Broward or Miami is similar to getting a divorce. The major difference is that not everyone qualifies to get an annulment. This article explains the annulment process in Miami, Broward and Florida in general.
By: Documents Assist
Getting an annulment in Broward is similar to getting a divorce. You would first need to figure out if the other party is in agreement. Then annulment forms would need to be completed, sign and notarized. The annulment forms are then submitted to the clerk of court and then attend a final hearing or if your spouse is not in agreement he/she will need to be served and then wait 20 calendar days to request a final hearing.
How do I file for an annulment in Broward?
You can file for annulment in Broward by bringing the completed annulment forms to the counter of the clerk of clerk at the following address 201 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. You will not need to buy a packet of forms from them as they do not offer annulment packets, however you will need to get your annulment forms approved by the self help desk before filing them. You may also opt to file the annulment using the Florida court e-filing system.
Do I qualify to file for an annulment of my marriage in Broward?
In order for an annulment to be approved the marriage must be considered unlawful, things such as bigamy, same sex marriage where not lawful, etc. There should be no children born of the union or any joint property of debts incurred. It’s not enough to say you both made a mistake by marrying each other, that’s what a divorce is for.
Annulments are not typical, and it’s up to the judge to approve the annulment or deny it. If an annulment is denied then the case must be re-filed as a divorce and the process must start all over again.
How much does it cost to get an annulment in Broward?
An annulment court filing fee is the same as a divorce court filing fee. The court filing fee for a divorce and annulments in Broward is $409. If the other party must be served then you can add $10.00 summons fee and the sheriff fee of approximately $35.00
What is an alternative to getting my marriage annulled in Broward?
Since annulments must be approved by the judge, and the judge must consider the marriage “unlawful”
In the State of Florida there is a great alternative to getting an annulment.
The Florida No-Court Divorce allows you to get a divorce within 45 days without ever stepping into a courthouse.
The divorce papers are drafted, signed and then filed at the courthouse.
A Florida judge reviews the documents online and signs the divorce final judgement and then mails the divorce paper to both parties.
DONE! No hassle, no additional approval needed and no need to attend a pesky court hearing.
Divorces without a court hearing are ONLY available when both couples are in mutual agreement; they may have children together, properties and liabilities.
As long as both parties are in agreement a no-court divorce is a viable way to obtain a divorce without much hassle, taking time off from work or facing a judge in the court of law.