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Ending a marriage is never easy, but knowing your options can make a world of difference. Divorce and annulment, while having similar results, are two distinct legal paths. Each has its own set of rules, implications, and outcomes. The Virginia Beach divorce lawyers at Invictus Law can help you choose the right option for you.
While both divorce and annulment result in the termination of a marital relationship, the circumstances under which they happen and their legal implications are significantly different.
In a divorce, you are bringing a legal and formal end to a marriage that was valid to begin with. Think of it as officially closing a chapter in your life book. Divorce acknowledges that a marital relationship existed but has reached a point where it can no longer continue. In Virginia, divorces can be “fault-based” or “no-fault,” each with its own prerequisites and procedures. The state will help the couple divide their shared assets, determine custody arrangements if children are involved, and may even award alimony to one spouse.
On the other hand, an annulment is the legal process to end a marriage that, from its inception, was never valid under Virginia law. In essence, an annulment makes it as if the marriage never happened. Unlike divorce, an annulment erases the legal record of the marriage, meaning there are no provisions for asset division or alimony in most cases.
According to the Code of Virginia, the valid grounds for a divorce are:
Virginia’s annulment laws work a bit differently. If one or both spouses wish to annul their marriage, they must do so based on one of the following grounds:
Ending a marriage is not an easy decision, and it’s essential to make sure you follow proper legal procedures to protect your rights. The Virginia Beach divorce and annulment lawyers at Invictus Law can help you find the right option for your situation, assist with the necessary paperwork, and safeguard your interests throughout the process. Call 757-317-5125 now or complete our contact form for a confidential consultation.