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How is an annulment different from a divorce?

How is an annulment different from a divorce?

Similar to a divorce, an annulment is a court procedure that terminates a marriage. The difference is that an annulment treats the marriage as though it never happened. 

A divorce ends a valid marriage, whereas an annulment declares that the marriage never existed. Most annulments take place after a marriage of a very short duration -- a few weeks or months. 

When a long-term marriage is annulled, most States treat the issues of custody, child support, and property and debt division the same as they would in a regular divorce.

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