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Often when a marriage ends, especially with very short term marriages, one party may wonder whether to file for an annulment rather than a divorce. While a divorce terminates a marriage, and an annulment decrees that the marriage never existed.  However, it is much harder to prove grounds for an annulment than a divorce in the State of New Jersey, which has the option of Irreconcilable Differences.  For a while now, celebrities have opted for annulments.  For example, Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra were married for 9 days before an annulment was filed on the grounds of incapacity (drunkenness).  Britney Spears and Jason Alexander’s 2 ½ day marriage was also annulled on the grounds of incapacity.  Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage lasted 72 days and was annulled on the grounds of fraud.  Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney lasted a full 128 days before an annulment, also on the grounds of fraud.  In New Jersey, you can obtain an annulment on the grounds of fraud, duress, bigamy, one party being under the age of 18, inability or unwillingness to consummate the marriage; one party concealing their inability to conceive; incapacity (lack of ability to consent) or incest.  For more information of the intricacies of Annulments call one of our knowledgeable attorneys at IANDOLI & EDENS; 908 879 9499.