Annulments and divorces are similar in the sense that they result in spouses being single again. Here’s the key difference: With divorce, a court terminates a valid marriage, but in an annulment, a judge will declare that the marriage never existed in the first place. You will need to show specific grounds to support a request for an annulment. Learn more about how to obtain an annulment in your state.
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