If my husband was drunk during the ceremony of marriage can we get an annulment?

Asked over 1 year ago - Bronx, NY

We thought we wanted get married but he decided he didn't so he went out to drink the day of the wedding and so he said i do but when he sobered up he realized he really didnt

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Joseph S Hubicki

    Pro

    Contributor Level 14

    6

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Best Answer
    chosen by asker

    Answered . The situation does not fall within the categories for annulment in New York. The annulment category of "Incapable of consenting for want of understanding " DRL 7(2), usually applies to diagnosed mental retardation or mental illness. You can get a divorce based on "irretrievable breakdown," but you have to wait until six months after the marriage.

  2. David Ivan Bliven

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    7

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You would probably be able to make out a cause of annulment, either on the grounds that he lacked sufficient "understanding" of the proceeding and/or because of his "physical state." If this is your intention, you should move to annul the marriage immediately, however, as the longer you go, the more a Judge may believe that at some point you "ratified" the marriage. In any event, I encourage you to schedule a follow-up consultation with a Bronx Co. Divorce attorney.

    * If you found my answer to be helpful, or the "best answer," please feel free to mark it accordingly.
  3. Morghan L Richardson

    Pro

    Contributor Level 14

    6

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I have a legal guide on my profile comparing annulment and divorce. An annulment will require a hearing. An uncontested divorce generally can be done on papers submitted to the court. Talk to some attorneys to weigh your options.

  4. Jayson Lutzky

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    3

    Lawyers agree

    1

    Answered . Consult with a local divorce lawyer if you want either a divorce or an annulment. They are different procedures and require different paperwork. Depending on the facts either may be possible.

    If this answer is helpful, then please mark the helpful button. If this is the best answer, then please indicate... more
One or more answers have been taken down.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

22,001 answers this week

2,882 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

22,001 answers this week

2,882 attorneys answering