Is an annulment different from a divorce?

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Yes. An annulment is a proceeding to have a marriage declared void as if it never took place. A divorce is the proceeding to end a valid marriage. In both an annulment and a divorce, the court will divide property and issue orders regarding any children. The filing fees are similar for both actions.

What are the grounds for an annulment?

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An annulment will be granted if the parties are related, by blood or adoption, or either party was previously married and the prior marriage has not been dissolved. An Annulment May Be Granted If At The Time Of The Marriage One Party To The Marriage Was: Underage Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs Impotent… Read more »

What is a temporary restraining order (TRO)?

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A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a court order that sets forth the acts which either one or both parties are prohibited from doing immediately after the petition is filed. A TRO usually prohibits bad acts such as committing family violence, harassment, hiding money from the other spouse, attempting to hide a child of the… Read more »