An Annulment is the
legal undoing of a marriage making it null and void
as if it never happened. This is not to be
confused with a
divorce which is the ending of a legal marriage.
In order to annul a marriage the
legal conditions allowing for annulment must be
presented to a court of law. Typical grounds
for the granting of an annulment can include:
1. One of the parties is
physically incapable to consummate the marriage.
2. The parties are related
in such a way as to make the marriage illegal.
3. One or both of the
parties are mentally incompetent to enter into
4. One or both of the
parties are married to someone else.
5. One or both of the
parties are not of legal age to be married or to be
married without parental or court consent.
6. One or both parties were
under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time
of the marriage.
7. Either party consented to
the marriage as a result of force or fraud.
rare as the parties must first obtain a license,
wait for a specific number of days and be married by
someone allowed to perform marriages in the state or
jurisdiction. This allows time for determining
if there are problems with the legal aspects of the
marriage before hand.