An annulment is a legal declaration that a marriage is null and void because, by law, the couple could not have been legally married in the first place. This is different from a divorce, which signifies that a marriage has ended. An annulment, in contrast, is a determination that marriage was invalid from the outset and, therefore, the couple was never married in the eyes of the law. For example, a marriage can be annulled if one of the spouses deceived the other to get married, or if one person was already legally married to another person. A divorce attorney who has experience with annulments can determine if your marriage qualifies for an annulment and can guide you through the legal process of getting your marriage annulled.