Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 17 – Annulment

December 12, 2014, By Slater Heelis

This is the next instalment in our bite size blog series in which we hope to demystify some of the legal terms which are frequently used by family solicitors when giving legal advice and in the family courts environment.

Annulment: Unlike divorce, this is a legal declaration that a marriage is null and void. It can only be applied for if the marriage was entered into improperly at the time. It is a retrospective declaration. Some examples of situations where a marriage may annulled are if it was entered into under duress, one party was already married or either party is under 16.

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