Annulment is a process where instead of being divorced, the marriage is treated as if it had never taken place.
Although duration of marriage is not a factor in determining if annulment may be granted, annulments are most common when the couples have not been married for very long. An annulment may limit one’s ability to share in the marital estate or to obtain alimony.
Examples of grounds for annulment include bigamy, incest, under age marriage, failure to consummate the marriage, etc.
Like a divorce, an annulment is a court procedure that dissolves a marriage and it can be more complex than a divorce. An experienced Attorney can help you review your options and improve the success of your case.