Annulments

What is an "Annulment"?

 An annulment is a ruling by the court that puts aside a marriage as though it never existed.

When Might An Annulment Be Granted?

The most common ground for annulment is fraud; that is, one spouse never disclosed to the other spouse information about such things as a previous marriage, a criminal record, an infectious disease, the inability to have children, or the desire not to have children. In addition, an annulment might be granted because one party is already married, the parties are too closely related (i.e. incest has been committed), or one party is underage, and did not obtain appropriate parental consent.

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