Famous Las Vegas Weddings, Many Also End in Las Vegas Annulment or Divorce
Many celebrities have tied the knot in Las Vegas, including Elvis, Britney Spears, and Angelina Jolie. However, in true celebrity fashion, many of these marriages have been short lived.
In May 1967, Elvis married Priscilla at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, but they were married only six years before divorcing in 1973. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thorton were married on May 5, 2000 at the Little Church of the West, and Jolie filed for divorce on July 17, 2002, citing irreconcilable differences.
Some celebrity marriages were even shorter than that. Britney Spears married Jason Allen Alexander on Jan. 3, 2004, but the marriage was annulled 55 hours later. Hotel heiress, Nicky Hilton, married Todd Meister on Aug. 15, 2004, and a judge granted an annulment in Las Vegas less than three months later.
An annulment is different than a divorce. Annulment voids a marriage, treating the couple as if they were never legally married. A Las Vegas annulment requires two main things. First, one spouse must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks prior to filing or the spouses must have been married in the state of Nevada. Second, the spouse filing for an annulment must have the proper grounds for annulment. A divorce lawyer in Las Vegas can help you know if you have the proper grounds for annulment.
However, not all Las Vegas celebrity marriages ended quickly. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore married in November 1987 in Las Vegas, separated in 1998 and filed for divorce in October 2002. Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy on Sept. 2, 1989 at the Little White Wedding Chapel, and 17 years later on Dec. 29, 2006, they filed a joint divorce petition. And most notably, Paul Newman married Joanne Woodward in 1958 and they were still married when he died 50 years later.
A divorce lawyer in Las Vegas can help you get your divorce started if you decide it is time to end your marriage. Of if you think you meet the requirements or want to know if you meet the requirements for an annulment in Las Vegas, contact a divorce lawyer in Las Vegas.
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