What is Religious Annulment
A religious Annulment is where your religious institution issues you are certificate or documents indicating that your marriage did not exist. It is important to note that the basis of annulment is that the marriage did not exist at all. If you received an annulment in Ontario from your religious institution, this would not invalidate the marriage until you get a court order under Canadian Laws.
The marriage of Convenience or Marriage for getting Immigration
If a person got married purely to get immigration then it is commonly referred as a marriage of convenience, however, the marriage is legally valid and recognized, therefore, annulment in Ontario would not be correct method to discontinue the relationship. The parties should ideally file an application for Divorce.
How much it costs for an Annulment of Marriage in Ontario
Divorce Vs Annulment –Generally Speaking, legal costs for an uncontested Divorce is much reasonable as compare to an annulment. The uncontested Divorce process is more common hence it is courts have developed a set of predefined easy to follow steps for parties. Whereas for an annulment in Ontario a regular civil matter has to be filed which would incur significant Legal costs.
As long as your marriage was legally valid, you can file for a Divorce even after a week of getting married. The length of marriage is irrelevant in the eyes of law for the purposes of granting a divorce but it is a factor the judge would take into account and would like to know why such a short marriage existed. You can satisfy the judge by making a simple affidavit that made a mistake and it was perhaps one of the biggest mistakes of your life.
Before you decide to go for annulment, it is best if you consult a Lawyer to guide in light of your specific facts.
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