How Annulments Differ from Divorce


Annulment is a term that many of us hear about in movies, usually in relation to rash marriages occurring in Las Vegas. However, annulments exist in the real world, too, and many people do not understand how they really work. Annulments are different from divorces in a number of key ways, most notably because they invalidate the marriage, as though it never happened. That’s a concept that often confuses people. We would like to learn more about annulments and how they can affect people long-term.

Why we’re asking:

Annulments are a legal black hole–very few people understand how they work. We wonder how annulments can affect finances of the couple involved. Even more, what if a child was born during the nullified marriage? We want to learn more about the complexities of annulments and how they are different from divorces.

Share your thoughts below:

How do annulments differ from divorce?

How time sensitive are annulments?

Do they vary by state?

Do annulments really take the marriage off your record permanently?

What if children are born during the now nullified marriage?

Do annulments take a toll on the finances of the individuals involved?

Please post your answers in the comment field below!