The difference between annulment and divorce is that an annulment erases a marriage, whereas a divorce ends it. A marriage that can be proven invalid can be annulled. For a valid marriage, a legal divorce is necessary. There are fewer legal reasons to annul a marriage than to end one. They include bigamy, forced consent, fraud, underage marriage, and mental illness, among others. When it comes to divorce, some states allow for fault and no-fault. In a no-fault divorce, the blame is not based on one spouse or the other. In a fault divorce, one or both ended the marriage.
The difference between annulment and divorce
Adam C. Gynac has been a practicing trial attorney for over ten (10) years, concentrating his most of his practice in family law and domestic relations. During that time, he has litigated numerous divorce, parentage and post-decree cases. He is presently a partner and owner of the law firm of Granholm & Gynac LLC, based in Joliet, Illinois.
Mr. Gynac received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ...