As we continue to monitor the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients. While our office continues to remain open, we may be working remotely at times and/or have varied hours of operation. We do encourage meetings by phone or video conferencing where possible. However, for those who prefer, we are accepting in-person appointments at our office again, but using strict safety protocols.
If you have been exposed to a person who has been positively identified as having – or is suspected to have COVID-19, if you or a member of your household have been travelling in the last 14 days anywhere outside of the Province of Ontario or, if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we would ask that you not attend our office and instead contact us to make alternative arrangements.

We continue to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For more information contact us today at 905-669-7577.

Annulment of Marriage

Marriage is strictly defined as a lawful union of two persons.

A marriage annulment is a lawful pronouncement that a marriage is null and void. An annulled marriage is stated to be unacceptable from the start. A marriage annulment makes it unnecessary for an individual to be incurred by financial obligations of his/her former spouse. However, spouse and child support, in addition to property laws may still be active.

 Annulment should never be confused with divorce. Divorce undoes a marriage only from the date that the judgement becomes effectual where as an annulment outlines the fact that the two parties were under no circumstances legally married.

It is important to note that legitimate grounds must be presented to facilitate the annulment of a marriage.

Some conditions for annulment of a marriage include:

  • Marrying an individual who was already legally married to someone else.
  • The individual does not have the mental capacity to fully comprehend what marriage is.
  • Marrying an individual who is too close a relative. Example a brother or a sister.
  • Underage marriage i.e. under the age of 18 without parents consent.
  • Marrying under threat.

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