Annulment is a legal concept that makes a determination about marital status. Unlike divorce, which dissolves a legally valid marriage, an annulment in Colorado ends a marriage by declaring that it was never valid in the first place. After an annulment, the existence of the marriage is not recognized in the eyes of the law. Many people prefer an annulment over divorce to avoid the stigma; others choose this route because it may be easier for them to remarry in their church. Whatever the reason, there are certain conditions and deadlines that must be met in order to get a marriage annulled.