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VIC Should I Get an Annulment or Divorce?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by MiizzCarmen, 27 January 2016.

  1. MiizzCarmen

    MiizzCarmen Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I just wanted to get some more information before I proceed.

    About two years ago, I was forced into getting married to my husband. I left him over a year ago, we had a celebrant conduct the ceremony. The ceremony was make-believe.

    Can my husband stay in Australia?

    My question is, would I still be able to proceed and get an annulment or would it be too late to get an annulment? Instead, will I need to get a divorce?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean 'the ceremony was make believe'? Is there a marriage certificate registered at the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages?
     
  3. MiizzCarmen

    MiizzCarmen Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is a marriage certificate. Would it be too late to get an annulment?
     
  4. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    I would wager that the court would not make a decree of nullity because it doesn't sound like you have been forced to marry in the way the court means it. Getting a divorce, however, is the path with a 100% success rate.
     

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