When an annulment is granted in Virginia, it establishes that the marriage never existed.
However, annulments are rarely granted in our state. If you must end your marriage and want to explore the possibility of an annulment, you should talk to an experienced family law attorney about your legal options. While you may be able to seek an annulment, we may find that divorce is a better choice based on your individual circumstances.
An annulment is granted only under specific circumstances. Couples that do not meet the requirements for an annulment can still go through traditional divorce proceedings.
There are two types of marriage annulment in Virginia: