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The key difference between a divorce and an annulment is the effect it has on the way the marriage is dissolved. A divorce ends a marriage, while an annulment results in a finding that no valid marriage ever existed. There must be legal grounds for seeking an annulment in Kentucky, such as one spouse defrauding the other to enter the marriage, one spouse being unable to consent to the marriage, one spouse being already married at the time of the subsequent marriage, etc. However, Courts do have discretion to grant annulments for other reasons that they believe are valid. The only legal ground for a divorce that must be shown in Kentucky is that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. No further proof or reasons are generally required.

If you have questions regarding whether a divorce or annulment is the better option for you, call our office at 859-219-1280 to set up a consultation.