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Annulment

An annulment is a way to terminate a marriage by establishing that one or more promises that were essential to the marriage were breached. It is effectively establishing that no marriage would have occurred in the first place had there been no misrepresentation.

Essential to a claim for annulment is that the parties must separate and not continue to live together after the misrepresentation is discovered. Continuing to reside together may establish one spouse’s acquiescence to the marriage, even after learning of the misrepresentation. This can be most difficult where children have been born during the marriage.

Your lawyer can assist in explaining to you the possible grounds for an annulment and its advantages and disadvantages over a divorce.