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Question: What if I married into milatry sep 2016 he deployed sept 2016 and came back oct 2017 and i want an annulment is that possible

Answer: There is a common misconception that if a marriage is of very short duration, the parties can have it annulled.  However, that is simply not true.  In order for a marriage to be annulled, it must have been void in the first place.  This is the law in Arizona based on statute.  Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 25-301.  A void marriage is one that was never legal in the first place.  For example:  a bigamous marriage (one party is already married to someone else), an incestuous marriage (uncle marries his niece), or a 16 year old with a fake ID claimed to be 18 in order to obtain a marriage license.  These are just a few examples of the type of thing that would make a marriage void.  If you were legally married, an annulment is not an option.  To end the marriage, you will need to file for divorce (dissolution of marriage) pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 25-312.  If you want to handle the dissolution on your own, you can obtain the proper forms on the Superior Court's website.  Click on the county where you live, locate the box with the self-help center, and find the forms for family court.  The website is www.azcourts.gov.

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