Although the case may conclude with a Consent Decree of Annulment, the action must first be commenced by filing a Petition for Annulment and following a specific process from there. I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss this process in greater detail and to confirm that an annulment is the proper way to proceed.
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Thank you for the questions and comments. A petition for annulment may be in your future but there are plenty of other questions to be asked. Such as: 1) How long have you lived in AZ?; 2) Did you know your partner was married before you attempted this marriage? And, etc. 3) Where were you married?
There could be liability beyond just the annulment for you and your partner.
Many attorneys offer free consults on these matters. Call or email to schedule a no cost discussion.
Scott A. Mac Leod is licensed to practice law in Arizona. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice for a particular matter. This response does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult an attorney. Scott is an active practitioner of FAMILY, CRIMINAL, CIVIL and bankruptcy law.
A Petition for Annulment would nee to be filed first, based on fraud, because the marriage is void (since he was already married to someone else). The Court then could sign a consent decree if both parties agree and sign the document. Contact an experienced family law attorney. Many firms, including ours, offer free consultations. Good luck to you.
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