Annulment

An annulment is a proceeding to invalidate a marriage. Certain time limitations may apply to these lawsuits.

An annulment suit may be brought if:

  • One party is underage and did not have parental consent or a court order.
  • The party seeking the annulment is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • A party is permanently impotent.
  • A party is induced to marry by fraud, duress or force.
  • A party lacks the mental capacity to consent because of mental disease or defect.
  • A party conceals a divorce that occurred within thirty days before marriage.
  • The marriage ceremony takes place during the 72-hour waiting period following the issuance of a license.