Some people may prefer an annulment of their marriage as opposed to a divorce. If an annulment is granted it is as if the marriage never took place. Legal grounds are needed for an annulment to be approved by the courts. The most often used legal ground for annulment is fraud that goes to the heart of the marriage. An example of fraud is when a marriage takes place for immigration reasons only. A Legal Action Workshop Attorney can determine whether or not there are grounds for an annulment. Most courts require a court appearance by the petitioner in order to approve the annulment.