Divorce is often used as a generic term for ending a marriage. However, not every marriage that comes to an end is the result of a divorce. Rather than opt for legal separation, countless people throughout Utah have chosen to end their marriage with an annulment. But what is the difference between a divorce and an annulment? Because there are many myths about annulments, it is important to discuss them with a Salt Lake City divorce attorney. Let’s take a closer look at some of these differences.
Divorce is the process of terminating and dissolving a legally valid marriage. An annulment erases a marriage by declaring it null and void. Although the marriage is erased, the official records of the marriage are still kept on file. It is also important to understand that religious annulment is not recognized as a legal dissolution of a civil marriage.
Life doesn’t always go according to plan. There are many people who get married against their will or even without their own knowledge. Annulments are often seen as a “do-over”. It gives people the ability to turn back the clock to when they were single and wipe out the marriage. To receive an annulment, the marriage must satisfy the following conditions.
Nobody deserves to stay in an unhappy marriage. When that marriage is forced or based on lies or false information, it is grounds for an annulment. It is also important to seek representation from an experienced and knowledgeable Salt Lake City divorce lawyer that can properly explain your legal options to help make the right decisions. For nearly two decades, attorney Emy A. Cordano has provided legal counsel for countless men and women seeking to resolve their family law issues. She utilizes an aggressive and compassionate approach to helping place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact her Salt Lake City family law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.