How to Obtain an Annulment in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada


An annulment is a legal procedure that dissolves a marriage by declaring it invalid from the very beginning. Unlike divorce, which ends a legally valid marriage, an annulment treats the marriage as if it never existed. This guide provides a detailed look at the grounds for an annulment in Nevada, the process involved, and why it's crucial to have experienced legal guidance from The Jacks Law Group in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

Legal Grounds for Annulment in Nevada

In Nevada, annulments are granted based on specific grounds established under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS):

  • Lack of Consent (NRS 125.290): An annulment may be granted if the marriage was based on fraud or if one party was not of legal age or lacked the mental capacity to consent. For instance, if one party deceived the other about a vital aspect of the marriage, such as the desire to have children.
  • Void Marriages (NRS 125.290 and NRS 125.320): Marriages are automatically void and can be annulled in cases of bigamy (being married to more than one person) or incest (marriage between close relatives).

  • Other Grounds: Under NRS 125.320, a marriage may also be annulled for reasons such as want of understanding due to intoxication or mental illness at the time of marriage.

Process for Filing for an Annulment

To initiate an annulment in either Las Vegas or Henderson, follow these steps:

  • Filing the Complaint: The first step is to file a Complaint for Annulment at the district court in the county where either party resides. The complaint must clearly state the grounds for the annulment.

  • Service of Process: After filing, the documents must be legally served to the other party, ensuring they are informed of the annulment action.

  • Court Proceedings: During the court proceedings, you must present evidence supporting your grounds for annulment. The judge will then decide whether to grant the annulment based on the information provided.

Required Documentation

When filing for an annulment, you will need to gather several important documents:

  • Official identification for both parties.
  • Proof of residency in Nevada, showing that at least one party has lived in the state for a minimum of six weeks.
  • Any relevant evidence supporting the grounds for annulment, such as text messages, emails, or medical records.

Duration and Legal Effects of Annulment

The duration of the annulment process can vary, typically taking several weeks to a few months, depending on the complexity of the case and court schedules. Once an annulment is granted, the marriage is considered null and void, as if it never legally existed. This can have significant implications for your legal status, finances, and more.

Why Legal Advice is Important

Navigating the annulment process in Nevada can be complex, especially when dealing with the intricate details of proving grounds for annulment. Retaining experienced legal counsel from The Jacks Law Group ensures that you have knowledgeable professionals who can guide you through each step of the process and help secure the best possible outcome for your situation.


Obtaining an annulment in Nevada requires a thorough understanding of the legal grounds and a detailed examination of your personal circumstances. For experienced guidance and representation, consider contacting The Jacks Law Group, who specialize in family law in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.


This information is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For advice on your specific situation, please contact The Jacks Law Group at 702-834-6300.

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