Annulment vs Divorce

Annulment vs Divorce

At Danks & Danks in Evansville, we understand there are many questions that arise surrounding a divorce and what all it encompasses. As a family law firm, our attorneys are ready to help guide you through the divorce process, answering any questions you may have. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, and we want to provide experienced and compassionate legal representation.

One question that comes up often is the difference between an annulment and a divorce. We’ll look at the details in this post, and if you have any questions or want to speak with a family law attorney in Evansville, please contact us right away.

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What Is an Annulment?

An annulment is a legal ruling that declares a marriage null and void on the basis that it was never a legal union. There are various legal grounds for seeking an annulment, such as one or both spouses believing that the marriage was never legal. Annulments can also be granted if one of the spouses was already legally married to someone else at the time of the union, or one of the parties feels they were coerced into marriage. Annulments are much less common than divorces, but they can be granted on the basis of sufficient evidence that is presented in court. If you feel you have grounds for an annulment, our attorneys are here to help.

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What Is a Divorce?

A divorce is the legal dissolution and termination of a legally valid marriage. While an annulment seeks to render the marriage as never having been legal, a divorce recognizes the marriage as valid, but seeks to end the union and declare the spouses to once again be single. A divorce can be sought by one or both spouses on the grounds of adultery, abandonment, and other “at-fault” reasons. Divorce can also be granted on “no-fault” grounds, where both spouses agree that the marriage is not sustainable and wish to end the union.

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Which Option Applies to Your Situation?

It can be difficult to determine which situation applies to your marriage when looking at an annulment versus a divorce. In most cases, a divorce is the right course, but you may have grounds on which to seek an annulment. It’s important to consider all the factors surrounding your marriage, including children, property, and assets. The court will consider everything brought to the table when granting a divorce or an annulment, and our attorneys will make sure you’re prepared for the legal process.

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Finding the Right Attorney

Whether you’re seeking an annulment or a divorce, it’s imperative to have the proper legal representation. The circumstances are different for each couple, and whether you’re the one seeking a divorce or annulment, or you’ve been notified by your spouse that they want to end the marriage, our team is here to help. Danks & Danks has experience in all areas of family law, and we can offer the representation you need. We will do everything we can to make sure your rights are upheld and protected.

If you’d like to learn more about our family law firm, or you have questions about divorces and annulments, please contact us in Evansville today. When you work with us, you’ll work with a team of attorneys dedicated to you. Our attorneys collaborate with each other at all times, drawing on experience from years of practice. You deserve an attorney who will fight for you during a divorce or annulment so you can move on to the next chapter of your life with strength and confidence.

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