I married a man in 2009. He severely abused me for two years and I finally left him. I filed for divorce. I was informed at the hearing that this individual was already married and I would not be granted the divorce. I was told I need an annulment. But in the state of West Virginia, you cannot file for annulment. It has to be written up by a lawyer I was told. It has been five years. I have a wonderful man in my life who loves and cares for me and my two sons. I would like to get married, but I cannot legally do so until I get an annulment. What can I do to get out of this situation? Is it possible to get an annulment because we have had zero contact in five years without the help of an attorney or do I have to have one? I can't afford to have one write up my papers. I am hoping to find a way to get out of this. Thank you for your time.
I seriously doubt you can obtain an annulment with or without an attorney! It also does not make any sense to me, that you were not able to obtain a divorce. If getting married to this man you meet is important, then you need to borrow or whatever you need to do to get a very good attorney. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced WV matrimonial attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck.
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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