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?
Annulment is a possible step in these types of cases because of the short length of the marriage; however, Snider tweeted, “we do not qualify for an annulment, lawyers have already checked that we [do] not meet the criteria.”
Annulment v. Divorce
Annulment is similar to a divorce in that it dissolves a marriage. Unlike a divorce, however, an annulment essentially states that the marriage never truly happened. Grounds for civil annulment are different from state to state, but generally, an annulment requires that at least one of the following:
Misrepresentation or Fraud – One spouse lied about or failed to disclose essential information pertaining to the marriage, such as an existing marriage or an ability or inability to have children.
Marriage not Consummated – This is when one spouse is physically unable to engage in sexual intercourse. The other spouse must not have been aware of this before the marriage.
Incest – The spouses are too closely related by blood to be legally married. Their marriage is then declared to be illegal under the laws of the state in which they were married.
Bigamy – One of the spouses was still legally married to someone else at the time of the alleged marriage.
Underage – One of the spouses is under the legal age of consent.
Unsound Mind – One or both spouses were too impaired (by alcohol or drugs) at the time of the marriage to give true and genuine consent to the union.
Force – One of the parties was forced into the marriage by threats or other means of force.
Because most annulments take place after marriages of a very short duration there are usually no assets or debts to divide.