Divorce and Matrimonial


A civil annulment is a means of legally dissolving a marriage, similar to a divorce. Unlike a divorce, however, an annulment retroactively invalidates a marriage. In other words, an annulment effectively treats the marriage as if it never happened. While some individuals may favor an annulment over a divorce, there are limited grounds available in New York to obtain a civil annulment and the factors are not related to or the same as obtaining a religious annulment.