In a divorce action, the court ultimately dissolves what was a valid and legal marriage. In an annulment proceeding, a marriage is declared null and void, as if it had never happened, because it occurred under circumstances that made it legally void or voidable in the first place. Grounds for annulment include that the marriage was between two parties where at least one party was already married, the marriage was performed without a license, or the marriage was performed by someone who was not authorized to do so.
If you have any questions related to divorce in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.