If you believe your marriage is not legally valid, you may qualify for an annulment in Iowa. Unlike a divorce, which is the end of a legal marriage, an annulment means you were never legally married to begin with.
Grounds For an Annulment in Iowa
To petition for an annulment in Iowa, you must base your grounds on one or more of the following:
- Incest – you and your spouse are first cousins or closer
- Impotence – you or your spouse was impotent when you married
- Bigamy – you or your spouse already had a spouse living when you married
- Underage – you or your spouse was under the legal age to marry at the time of marriage
- Incompetence – you or your spouse was legally incompetent at the time of marriage
Petitioning for an Annulment
To get an annulment in Iowa, you must file a Petition for Annulment at your district court. Depending on the county you live in, there may be additional requirements for filing for an annulment.
Consult with a Family Law Attorney
If you are unsure whether your marriage qualifies for an annulment or you have additional questions regarding getting an annulment in Iowa, request a consultation with Daniel Willems.