WHAT'S THE LEGAL DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN ANNULMENT AND
DIVORCE?
Louise Banks - Sep 2008

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An ANNULMENT is a legal procedure which
cancels a marriage between a man and a
woman. Annulling a marriage is as though it...
A DIVORCE, or legal dissolution of a
marriage, is the ending of a valid
marriage between a man and a woman
returning both ...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Bigamy - either party was already
married to another person at the time of
the marriage
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Forced Consent - one of the spouses
was forced or threatened into
marriage and only entered into it
...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Fraud - one of the spouses agreed to
the marriage based on the lies or
misrepresentation of the othe...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Marriage Prohibited By Law marriage between parties that based
on their familial relationship is
con...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Mental Illness - either spouse was
mentally ill or emotionally disturbed
at the time of the marriage
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Mental Incapacity - either spouse was
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs at the time of the mar...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Inability to Consummate Marriage either spouse was physically
incapable of having sexual relations
o...
REASONS FOR ANNULMENT
Underage Marriage - either spouse
was too young to enter into marriage
without parental consent or c...
HOW ABOUT DIVORCE?
REASONS FOR DIVORCE
Adultery - one or both spouses
engages in extramarital relationships
with others during the marriage
REASONS FOR DIVORCE
Desertion - one spouse abandons the
other, physically and emotionally, for
a lengthy period of time
REASONS FOR DIVORCE
Physical/Emotional Abuse - one
spouse subjects the other to physical
or violent attacks or emotional o...
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Difference between Annulment and Divorce

  1. 1. WHAT'S THE LEGAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANNULMENT AND DIVORCE? Louise Banks - Sep 2008 START
  2. 2. An ANNULMENT is a legal procedure which cancels a marriage between a man and a woman. Annulling a marriage is as though it is completely erased - legally, it declares that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid.
  3. 3. A DIVORCE, or legal dissolution of a marriage, is the ending of a valid marriage between a man and a woman returning both parties to single status with the ability to remarry.
  4. 4. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Bigamy - either party was already married to another person at the time of the marriage
  5. 5. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Forced Consent - one of the spouses was forced or threatened into marriage and only entered into it under duress
  6. 6. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Fraud - one of the spouses agreed to the marriage based on the lies or misrepresentation of the other
  7. 7. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Marriage Prohibited By Law marriage between parties that based on their familial relationship is considered incestuous
  8. 8. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Mental Illness - either spouse was mentally ill or emotionally disturbed at the time of the marriage
  9. 9. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Mental Incapacity - either spouse was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the marriage and was unable to make informed consent
  10. 10. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Inability to Consummate Marriage either spouse was physically incapable of having sexual relations or impotent during the marriage
  11. 11. REASONS FOR ANNULMENT Underage Marriage - either spouse was too young to enter into marriage without parental consent or court approval
  12. 12. HOW ABOUT DIVORCE?
  13. 13. REASONS FOR DIVORCE Adultery - one or both spouses engages in extramarital relationships with others during the marriage
  14. 14. REASONS FOR DIVORCE Desertion - one spouse abandons the other, physically and emotionally, for a lengthy period of time
  15. 15. REASONS FOR DIVORCE Physical/Emotional Abuse - one spouse subjects the other to physical or violent attacks or emotional or psychological abuse such as abusive language, and threats of physical violence
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