Terrell Owens’ wife of just two weeks, Rachel Snider has filed for divorce. Snider is alleging that the former NFL star was just in it for the money, and that he used her to obtain a loan for their $2 million home in California.
“I felt in love … and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken,” Snider said.
Recently starring in a commercial for fast food restaurant, Carl’s Jr., Owens has reportedly been experiencing financial difficulty since he left the NFL
The two were married at a courthouse in California on Jan. 23, but she’s already demanding a divorce after just two weeks.
One Option – Annulment?
In instances such as this an annulment may be the obvious step because of the length of the married, but Snider tweeted, “we do not qualify for an annulment, lawyers have already checked that we [do] not meet the criteria.”
Annulment v. Divorce
Just like a divorce, an annulment is a court procedure that dissolves a marriage. But, unlike a divorce, an annulment treats the marriage as if it never happened. While grounds for civil annulment vary from state to state, generally, an annulment requires that at least one of the following reasons exists:
Misrepresentation or fraud– This is when one spouse concealed or lied about an essential aspect of marriage, such as the ability to have children.
Marriage not consummated – This is when one spouse is physically unable to engage in sexual intercourse. The other spouse was not aware of this when the marriage occurred.
Incest – The spouses involved are, by blood, too closely related. Their marriage is then declared to be illegal under the laws of the state in which they were married.
Bigamy – At the time of the alleged marriage one of the spouses was still legally married to someone else.
Underage – One of the involved spouses is under the legal age of consent.
Unsound mind – During the wedding either one or both of the spouses was too impaired by alcohol or drugs to understand what was happening and give full consent to the marriage.
Force. One of the parties was forced into the marriage.
Because most annulments take place after marriages of a very short duration there are usually no assets or debts to divide.