Many clients in short-term marriages ask if they can obtain an annulment. An annulment differs from a divorce in that a divorce terminates a legal status (marriage) whereas an annulment establishes that a marital status never existed.
Grounds for annulment under Connecticut law are narrow. An annulment may only enter if a party can establish that the marriage is void or voidable under the laws of Connecticut or of the state in which the marriage was performed. The most common example of a void marriage is when one of the parties to the marriage is already married to another person. As such, this marriage is void by statute and therefore an annulment may enter.
If you question whether your marriage meets these criteria, set a consultation with our Family Law Practice Group. We can provide expert advice as to whether an annulment is possible and, if it is, we can guide you through the process from start to finish.