Annulment

As a matter of law, a courtís granting of an annulment will have the same effect as the court granting a divorce. Some additional proof must be offered, nevertheless, such as fraud in order for the court to determine that the marriage essentially never took place. Annulment is a rare proceeding as it affords no benefits that a divorce cannot offer other than for social or religious purposes.

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