If you think you may have grounds for annulling your marriage, Katherine is a Hickory annulment attorney who can help you determine whether this is a valid option. Under North Carolina law, an annulment is a declaration that a marriage is void; in effect, it establishes that the marriage never existed. In contrast, a divorce ends a marriage that was legally valid. A person who wishes to obtain an annulment may succeed if he or she can prove by the greater weight of the evidence that the marriage should be voided or annulled. You might have grounds for an annulment, for example, if you learn that your spouse was already married, was physically impotent, was a minor, or was related to you by a prohibited degree of kinship when your marriage ceremony occurred. Please contact us to discuss whether you might have grounds for annulling your marriage.