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Declaration of Invalidity (Annulment)
A declaration of invalidity of a marriage or civil union, otherwise known as annulment, is the process through which a marriage or civil union is legally declared null and void. By annulling a marriage or civil union, both spouses or partners will no longer be considered to be in that marriage or civil union. A marriage or civil union can only b
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 (cu
A prohibited civil union is a civil union between two partners that is not allowed by the state of Illinois, and can therefore be declared invalid (annulled)The following civil unions are considered legally prohibited:a civil union that took place before another civil union or marriage was dissolveda civil union between siblings, half-siblings, or
A prohibited marriage is a marriage between two types of persons that is not allowed by the state of Illinois, and can therefore be declared invalid (annulled)The following marriages are considered legally prohibited:a marriage that took place before another marriage was dissolved (divorced)a marriage between siblings, half-siblings, or adopted sib
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
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