So many people whose marriages fall apart very quickly after the honeymoon simply assume that the marriage can be annulled, voided, as though it had never happened.
They most often prefer that over divorce for religious or other purely personal reasons. Occasionally, for long-term or short-term financial motivations.
The financial consequences of annulment can be quite different from those of divorce.
But, under Florida law, it is the rare marriage that is eligible for annulment. There are two different types of marriages that can be annulled and they each can have different consequences.
It gets pretty technical. But, either way, only rarely does a marriage meet either set of criteria.
So it’s hardly anything but painful to ponder the difference in financial consequences.
But that’s what a recently published article set out to do, just the same.
Unfortunately, it isn’t until you get to nearly the end of the article that the author reveals that it isn’t purely a matter of free choice whether to divorce or annul a marriage.
In a nutshell, when a marriage is annulled, the court strives to put the parties back into the same financial position as they were in immediately before the marriage.