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First of all, the site allows the expert to opt out of the call request, and I must respectfully ***** ***** not worry - other experts receive the request as well, and the first available expert calls. They will also have your question and my replies to build upon, so nothing will be lost. But it shows that whichever expert attempted to take the call - the payment failed. Please contact customer service to resolve this and then an expert would call you.
Second, I see "Also can I," but then it cuts off. I only have the annulment question.
You cannot file for an annulment. Or rather, it would be dismissed. An annulment is only possible when the following is true:
- Age at the time of marriage or domestic partnership: the party filing for the annulment was under 18 years old at the time of the marriage or domestic partnership.
- Prior existing marriage or domestic partnership: Either party was already legally married or in a registered domestic partnership. This is different from bigamy (which is automatically illegal) because, in this case, the marriage or domestic partnership took place after the former spouse or domestic partner was absent for 5 years and not known to be living or generally thought to be dead.
- Unsound mind: either party was of “unsound mind” or unable to understand the nature of the marriage or domestic partnership, including the obligations that come with it.
- Fraud: Either party got married or registered the domestic partnership as a result of fraud. The fraud must have been about something vital to the relationship that directly affected why the party who was deceived agreed to the marriage or domestic partnership. Some examples are marrying only to get a green card or hiding the inability to have children.
- Force: either party consented to getting married or filing a domestic partnership as a result of force.
- Physical incapacity: the parties got married or registered a domestic partnership while 1 of them was “physically incapacitated” (basically, it means that 1 of the spouses or partners was physically incapable of “consummating” the relationship) and the incapacity continues and appears to be “incurable.”
Because that is not true, an annulment is not possible even given his actions. However, you can still divorce the spouse. If you divorce the spouse, you may be able to get back SSA survivor benefits back from the first marriage, still.
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