Non-Retroactive Annulment

A non-retroactive annulment is a type of declaration of the invalidity (annulment) of a marriage or civil union, which means that the original marriage or civil union is considered valid UP TO the date of the annulment. This means that the court has the authority to order the payment of child support, the allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), or parenting time (visitation rights) if the spouses or partners have minor children together.


Non-retroactive annulments rarely occur – a judge will most often grant a retroactive annulment instead.