Are you in a marriage that you wish never would’ve happened? Some people get married, live together for years and then decide to end their marriage by getting a divorce. However, there are other couples that get married and within weeks, or months they realize they have made a big mistake. In some cases these marriages can be annulled.
So what is the difference between a divorce and an annulment? A divorce signals the end of a marriage but still recognizes that the marriage did indeed occur. An annulment, on the other hand, treats things as though the marriage never even happened. However, not all marriages are eligible for annulment.
These are just a few of the situations that could qualify for annulment:
- Getting married while still underage
- Marrying someone when you’re still married to another person
- Agreeing to marriage when you feel stressed or coerced
- Getting married to a relative
- Not mentally capable to agree to being married
You can learn more about the annulment process by clicking here. You can also contact Ronald Johnston, an experienced divorce attorney in Portland, if you want to find out if annulment is an option for you. Just call us at 503-226-7986 or click here.