Retroactive Annulment

A retroactive annulment is a type of declaration of the invalidity (annulment) of a marriage or civil union. If ordered, it that would mean that, under the eyes of the law, the marriage or civil union never existed.


With a retroactive annulment, the court may not necessarily have the authority to order the payment of child support, the allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody), or parenting time (visitation rights) if the spouses or partners have minor children together.