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Non-Retroactive Annulment

Please note that the legal information presented on this page is written for those living in the state of Illinois.

What Does it Mean?

A non-retroactive annulment is one of two ways a marriage or civil union can be annulled (declared invalid).

Things You Should Know

With a non-retroactive annulment, a couple's marriage or union is only seen as valid BEFORE it was annulled. In other words, the marriage or union still existed under the eyes of the law.

If you and your spouse or partner have minor children together, getting a non-retroactive annulment means you may have to deal with other legal issues. These could include:

Non-retroactive annulments rarely happen. Instead, a judge is more likely to order a retroactive annulment.

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