In Florida what is an Annulment?
An annulment is a court order stating that your marriage never took place. It’s as if you were never married.
Since a marriage is essentially a contract, an annulment is the court saying that there are reasons that the contract is invalid. This is difference than a divorce where a judge breaks the contract.
The difficulty, complexity and confusion surrounding annulments comes from the fact that there is no statutory basis for annulments in Florida – like there are for divorces. There are no statutes or rules that lay out a procedure on how to get an annulment. The annulment process is based on precedent and prior annulment cases.