If you want to end your marriage but are hesitant to pursue a divorce for personal or religious reasons, you may have another option: annulment. Annulments, like divorces, dissolve marriages. The difference is annulments effectively wipe marriages from the record books as if they had never happened. The family law attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, help clients in Kearny, Hoboken, NJ, and throughout the state understand and navigate the complexities of marriage annulments. Backed by more than 50 combined years in practice, F.R. "Chip" Dunne, III, Leonard B. Cohen, and Frederick R. Dunne, Jr. treat clients with compassion and understanding throughout the legal process.
Annulment vs. Divorce
Just as in a divorce, an annulment ends a marriage. However, an annulment goes so far as to declare the marriage legally void or invalid. There are a number of reasons why people choose annulments. Some choose this option for religious reasons, whereas others find that divorce carries a stigma they want to avoid. Courts are also less likely to award spousal support, or alimony payments, in the case of an annulment.