Annulment

What Is An Annulment?

Annulment, also known as the nullity of a marriage, is the legal procedure that invalidates or cancels a marriage, declaring it legally null and void. It would be as if the marriage never existed or occurred in the first place. After an annulment, the individuals involved can identify themselves as “single” instead of “divorced”.

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Annulment

What Is the Difference Between an Annulment and Divorce?

Both a marriage annulment and divorce seek to end a marriage. The difference between the two is that the former states that the union never existed or was invalid, whereas the latter recognises the union happened but had irretrievably broken down. Parties need to be married for at least 3 years before they can file for divorce whereas such a condition does not exist for an annulment. In fact, depending on which fact you are relying on to annul the marriage, the application must be made within the first 3 years of marriage.

How to Get an Annulment in Singapore?

In Singapore, the only reason that the Court considers when granting a divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of marriage. In the case of an annulment, the party that seeks to annul the marriage should have proof that the marriage is either void or voidable.

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Voidable Marriage

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What Is the Annulment Process in Singapore?

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About Our Lawyers
Amy Lim
Eunice Ong
Amy Lim
Amy Lim
Amy Lim is an experienced family lawyer in Singapore. Drawn to this area of practice due to her own personal life experience, she has a soft spot for women in disadvantaged or abusive relationships. Her advice and approach are always sensible and intended to help you transition to the next stage of your life as painlessly as possible. Whilst always advocating peaceful and amicable resolutions to family disputes, she also has extensive experience in litigating contentious divorce matters.

Amy obtained her Law Degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003. She is an accredited family mediator with training in handling international family disputes; and is also a Collaborative Family Practice lawyer.

Eunice Ong
Eunice Ong
Eunice graduated with a degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore in 2011. Deciding that a career in law would give her better opportunities to serve the community, she pursued a law degree at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2016 followed by a Masters in Law in Barcelona, Spain the following year.

Eunice speaks fluent Mandarin, French and Spanish and brings an international and multi-disciplinary perspective to the family issues that come before us. She works closely with Amy on all the cases and has successfully conducted mediations and hearings/trials in the Family Court.

In her free time, Eunice enjoys playing the drums, tennis, watching football, and reading sports auto(biographies).

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