Primary Differences Between DC Divorce vs. Annulment
I receive calls from people asking if they can get an Annulment, often because they have not been married very long. They want to know what’s the difference between annulment and divorce.
Annulments in DC are very uncommon. A marriage Annulment is a ruling from the court that your marriage was not valid.
- It is as if the marriage never took place, this is different from a Divorce in DC which ends your marriage, but your marriage is still considered valid.
- To seek a marriage Annulment in DC, there is no residency requirement if your marriage was performed in DC.
- This means that you can file for an Annulment if your marriage was performed in DC but you do not live in DC. You can also file in DC if one of you lives here but were married outside DC.