Annulment in Florida

In most instances, when a party is looking to end his or her marriage, he or she will need to request a dissolution of marriage (divorce) from the courts. However, there are some cases, such as when a marriage was entered into under fraud or duress, that an annulment may be the appropriate path. At Family Diplomacy we will take the time to sit down with you and determine whether you qualify for an annulment.

Distinguishing Divorce from Annulment

Divorce is the legal termination of a valid marriage, while annulment is the legal recognition that a marriage was not valid to begin with. Though this may seem like a technical distinction, the choice of whether to pursue a divorce or annulment could affect issues such as alimony or property rights. At Family Diplomacy, we will analyze and explain your best course of action, including whether to pursue an annulment.

Annulment and the Collaborative Family Law Process

Are you interested in a private process which keeps your personal and financial information out of the public courtroom? Learn how the Collaborative Family Law model can be used in your annulment case.


With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, and Downtown Saint Petersburg, we practice throughout Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, including in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.  We are also accepting matters throughout the State of Florida.

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