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ANNULMENT


DISCLAIMER

The information provided is intended as a courtesy only.  Many family law matters involve complex and valuable legal rights which cannot adequately be protected without the assistance of an attorney.  The information provided is basic, general information that does not fit all situations.  It is the duty of each self-represented individual to know what rules of court and law apply. 

Clark County, the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Self-Help Center, and their employees shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing of this material.

GENERAL INFORMATION

An annulment voids a marriage, which means that legally, the marriage never occurred. 

Annulments are not as easy to get as most people think.  A person asking for an annulment must prove to the court that he or she is entitled to an annulment. Grounds for annulment include:
• A spouse was already married at the time the parties attempted to marry;
• Lack of parent, guardian, or District Court’s consent for persons who married under the age of 18;
• For want of understanding, if either of the parties were incapable of agreeing to the marriage; or
• If a party’s consent to the marriage was obtained by fraud.

To obtain an annulment in Nevada, one of the spouses must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks before filing the complaint, or the marriage must have taken place in Nevada.

 

PACKET INSTRUCTIONS

Below are the Self-Help Center's Annulment form packets. It is your duty to choose the correct packet.  The Self-Help Center staff is prohibited from instructing customers on which packet to use. 

To choose a packet please read the brief description of each packet.  If you are still unsure of which packet to use, open each packet and read at least the first two pages of the instructions. You may use a packet if all of the statements under the heading "Explanation" apply to your particular situation.  If all of the statements do not apply to your particular situation then that packet is not the correct packet.

All of the packets are in a PDF (Portable Document Format).  In order to view and use the packets you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 or higher.  If you do not, you can download it for free by clicking here.

Please be sure to print all pages because missing pages may render your document unacceptable to the courts.

ANNULMENT COMPLAINT PACKETS

Complaint for Annulment (No Children) - The following forms may be used to start an annulment if you and your spouse do not have minor children in common.

Complaint for Annulment (With Minor Children) - The following forms may be used to start an annulment if you and your spouse have minor children in common.

ANNULMENT ANSWER PACKETS

Answer to Complaint for Annulment - This packet may be used if you want to file an Answer without a Counterclaim.

Answer and Counterclaim to Complaint for Annulment - This packet may be used if you want to file an Answer and a Counterclaim to the Complaint for Annulment.

ANNULMENT REPLY PACKET

Reply to Counterclaim for Annulment - This packet may be used if you want to reply to the Defendant's Counterclaim.

DECREE OF ANNULMENT – WITH A HEARING

If you had a hearing or a trial where the judge granted you an annulment in Court, you may use the following documents to get your final Decree of Annulment.  Before preparing this Decree, you should get the minutes from your hearing to make sure everything list in your Decree of Annulment matches what the judge ordered in Court.   

DECREE OF ANNULMENT – SUMMARY DISPOSITION (no hearing)

If you want the judge to sign a final Decree of Annulment without having a hearing (for example, you are getting a default because the other party did not answer, or you and the other party have agreed to settle the case by signing a Decree together), you may use the following documents to get your final Decree of Annulment.  Some judges require a hearing before granting your annulment.  If your judge requires you to appear at a hearing first, please use the documents listed above (“Decree of Annulment with a hearing”).

 

 

 

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