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Divorce and annulment are commonly lumped in together as ways to legally dissolve a marriage. However, it is important to understand that they are different in many ways.

Divorce is the process of asking the court to terminate the marriage, while an annulment is petitioning the court to void it, making it as if the marriage never existed. If an individual has entered into a marriage under false pretenses, it may be possible to petition the court to annul the marriage. Contacting an experienced family law attorney can help you decide if an annulment is right for you.

DeFuniak Springs Annulment Lawyer

Contact Adkinson Law Firm, LLC if you are in need of an annulment in the Florida Panhandle, including the areas of Caryville, Freeport, Paxton, Gulf Breeze, Esto, Westville, Noma, and the surrounding areas. The attorneys of Adkinson Law Firm, LLC have experience in assisting in the legal dissolution of marriages, and will work tirelessly to get you the judgment you desire. 

Call Clay Adkinson today at for a consultation on your annulment case, in Destin and the surrounding areas. Your initial consultation is free, and it will provide you with pertinent information that will assist you in getting your marriage annulled.

Annulment in Florida

Anyone who is seeking an annulment in Florida must show that the marriage was invalid when it was entered into. Some of the reasons that can be used to support the notion that a marriage is invalid include:

  • Either spouse is impotent;
  • An individual was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the marriage ceremony;
  • An individual was under duress, or was forced to enter into the marriage;
  • Lack of mental capacity by either spouse to fully understand the concept of marriage;
  • Individuals later learned that they were blood relatives;
  • A concealed divorce by either spouse;
  • If your spouse was previously married and that marriage never legally ended; or
  • Other misrepresentations by one spouse to another.

In Florida, a “void” marriage is one that existing law shouldn’t have allowed in the first place. A "voidable" marriage is one that had grounds to exist at the start, but something came to light later that should nullify it. It is important to note that it is possible to go through an entire litigation only to have the judge deny your petition. Even if your marriage meets the criteria for an annulment, you may not be granted an annulment.  

The choice of whether to get an annulment or a divorce depends on your specific situation. Whether you get a divorce or an annulment, you will still be required to address the issues of asset division, child support, and child custody.  

Adkinson Law Firm, LLC | Destin Annulment Attorney

If you are seeking an annulment in the Florida Panhandle, make sure you have legal counsel experienced in family law matters. Adkinson Law Firm, LLC represents clients in such areas as Freeport, Paxton, Chipley, Vernon, Ponce de Leon, Jay, and the surrounding areas.

Clay Adkinson of Adkinson Law Firm, LLC is a devoted DeFuniak Springs family law attorney who will use his use his skill and determination to dissolve your marriage in the way you desire. Contact the Adkinson Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation at or send an online message about your annulment case and let the lawyers at Adkinson Law Firm give you the assistance you need.