The term “annulment” is generally used to refer to a judicial determination that an otherwise valid marriage is nullified based on circumstances that are considered legally sufficient to deem the marriage to be void or voidable. These reasons are extremely limited and there are various exceptions or defenses to many of these reasons. Since a legal annulment is not a termination of a marriage but, instead, is conclusive legal evidence that the marriage was invalid, annulments are not granted liberally or in the absence of clear factual evidence. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to assist you in determining if you may qualify to obtain an annulment and to assist you in pursuing your legal remedies or to advise you of your legal alternatives.
A legal annulment should not be confused with a religious annulment, the terms of which are governed by the rules of the applicable religion and may often be granted in the absence of a legal annulment. Conversely, a legal annulment will not necessarily be sufficient to obtain a religious annulment.