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