Legal Difference Between Annulment and Divorce

Legal Difference Between Annulment and Divorce

annulment of marriageAnnulment and divorce are the two legal ways to end a marriage. Canceling marriage between a man and a woman through a legal is procedure is Annulment while a divorce or legal dissolution of a marriage is returning both parties to the single status after ending a valid marriage and gives the ability to remarry.

Either the husband or wife can initiate an annulment case, and the party that filed an annulment case must prove the grounds for it to proceed and when the grounds are proven the marriage can be null and void.

Here are some of the grounds of annulment.

  • annulment vs divorceForced Consent
  • Bigamy
  • Marriage Prohibited By Law
  • Fraud
  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Incapacity
  • Underage Marriage

A divorce may be complicated depending on the state of your residence. Debts are settled, and marital assets are divided on divorce, and the custody of the children will be determined on the divorce proceedings, this will include spousal and child support issues and visitation rights.