The short answer is that you probably can’t. Annulments in Florida are granted based on “capacity” issues, like age or bigamy. The fact that a marriage is extremely short term, is not grounds for annulment. To request an annulment you must demonstrate a reason that prevented a valid marriage. To put it differently, if you have a valid marriage, the proper procedure is a divorce, and not an annulment. (The technical name for a divorce in Florida is a “dissolution of marriage”).
Here are some of the reasons that may prove grounds for annulment:
- Lack of legal capacity (You are already married to someone else)
- Age (One of the parties is too young)
- Force (Think “Princes Bride”)
- Statutory prohibition (You can’t marry your sister)
Here are some reasons that will not prove grounds for annulment
- Unhappiness with the marriage
- The fact that the marriage is short term in nature
- Religious differences
If you want to read more on this subject, two of the major cases discussing Florida annulments are: Kuehmsted v. Turnwall, 103 Fla. 1180 (Fla. 1932), and Sack v. Sack, 184 So.2d 434 (Fla. 3d DCA 1966).