annulment of marriage


annulment of marriage
The judicial determination of the nullity of a marriage for causes existing at the time of the marriage solemnization. 4 Am J2d Annul § 1. Annulment differs from a divorce in that it is not a dissolution of the marriage but a judicial declaration that no marriage has ever existed. Callow v Thomas, 332 Mass 550, 78 NE2d 637, 2 ALR2d 632.

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