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What is the Difference Between Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment?

If you are married and are thinking about leaving your spouse, it is important that you understand all of the legal options available to you. For most people, divorce is the best option; however, legal separation or annulment may be possibilities instead of divorce. Here is what you should know about the differences between divorce, legal separation, and annulment, as well as how Judy Oxford, Attorney at Law, can help.

The following provides a brief overview of the differences between divorce, legal separation, and annulment:

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For most parties who are seeking to end their marriage, divorce makes the most sense because it is final and absolute. However, legal separation could make sense for some couples who are worried about losing benefits on the other’s record, or who want to stay married in the eyes of the law for religious or personal reasons. An annulment only makes sense—and is only permitted—when the marriage is legally invalid.

At the office of Judy Oxford, Attorney at Law, I can provide legal guidance and support as you consider your options for ending your marriage. With years of experience representing individuals going through divorce, legal separation, or annulment, I understand the processes for each. To learn more about what might be best for you, please call my law office directly today to schedule a consultation.