There’s a common issue relating to annulment and whether it’s enough ground when the other spouse has started a new family. It usually runs like this: I am married and we have separated years ago (some say they have no kids, some say with kids) and my spouse has started his/her own family (some say there are kids in the “other” family, some say no kids yet). Is the fact that the spouse has a new family sufficient to support a petition for annulment?
Let’s have a separate post for this specific issue so we’ll save time in addressing similar issues. It’s rare that we get to sit and have enough time to sift through the issues.
A lot — and I mean a lot — of married individuals are living together without nullifying a previous marriage (for a number of reasons, including the annulment costs and the fact that no one is really complaining). The mere fact that one (or both) spouses of a marriage separate and start a new “family” is not a ground for annulment. It doesn’t matter if there are kids in the first family. It doesn’t matter that there are kids in the second family. It doesn’t matter if the partners in the second family got married.