Annul a marriage

Apply for a decree absolute

You can apply for a decree absolute 6 weeks after you get the decree nisi.

In these cases, it’s also called a ‘decree of nullity’. This is the final legal document which says that the marriage has been annulled.

To apply for a decree of nullity, fill in the notice of application for decree nisi to be made absolute.

The decree absolute fee is included in the annulment cost.

When you return your forms

The court will check if there are any reasons that the marriage cannot be annulled. In most cases, you do not need to go to court for this.

If the court is happy, it will send you the decree of nullity. This will confirm that you’re no longer married.