Question #17: I have been married for 18 months, I recently found out that my wife had a relationship prior to our marriage and has been in constant touch with him after marriage. she misrepresented herself to me as if she was simple, honest person who had no previous relationships. I would have never married her if she would have told me the truth prior to our marriage. Can I file for annulment based on fraudulent misrepresentation.

I do not believe that such a misrepresentation would be sufficient to qualify for fraud under the annulment statute. You can, however, sue for divorce which is basically the same process as annulment. If you’re located in the New York City metropolitan area, please give me a call at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter at greater length.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions