Annulment vs Divorce

August 17, 2016 – at 4:43 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers
parental rights lawyer

Divorce brings a marriage to a legal end, but a decree of nullity of marriage declares the entire marriage null and void, like it never existed.

For divorce, problems may relate to events during the marriage. For decrees of nullity, problems may be more likely to relate to events prior to the marriage.

The family court will not consider a decree of nullity simply because a couple are incompatible, have never lived together or due to family violence.

Divorce and nullity matters can be very complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding divorce and nullity matters.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.