In modern times, divorce and annulment are thrown around in common language, almost interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. One often hears the term “annulment” in a religious context, but there is also legal precedent dealing with annulments, same as there is in dealing with divorce.
Difference Between Divorce and Annulments
There is a very important difference between divorce and annulment. Annulments state that the marriage between the two people was never legitimate or official, thus making the whole marriage disappear. Divorce, on the other hand, ends the legal marriage, giving it recognition before the law.
Annulment is only available in certain cases:
- If the two people married are closely related biologically, like brother and sister, child and parent, or cousins. Depending upon the state in which the case is brought before a court, the exact laws about interfamily marriage varies.
- If the marriage was forced by either party, then an annulment can be used.
- If one of the partners is not of legal age of marriage, or was not when the marriage took place, that person can file for an annulment.
- One spouse was already legally married to another person, making the marriage at hand void.
Contact a Denton Divorce Lawyer
If you or a loved one is involved in a divorce case and are considering annulment, speak with an experienced Denton divorce lawyer immediately. Contact
the offices of Denton divorce lawyer
Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today.
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