Legal Annulment

To get the marriage proclaimed as unacceptable and illegal, you have to go through a legal procedure called annulment. It is very different from divorce because in a divorce, the case ends with an order to the couple to get separated on a specific date after having gone through an otherwise legal marriage. There are a number of reasons which are considered legal to apply for a legal annulment.

Justification For Legal Annulment

The basis for a legal annulment differs in different states. But its foundation is basically related to fraud, bigamy and mental disability. Any legally unjustified act by any of the two parties can be the basis for annulment. The grounds for the legal annulment involve the following:

  • One of the partners was too young to be married, or too young to go for a marriage without requiring court or parental approval
  • One of the partners was already married to someone else at the time the marriage took place
  • One of the partners was addicted to drugs or alcohol when the marriage took place
  • One of the partners was mentally disabled when the marriage took place
  • One of the partners was physically incapable (typically sexually incapable) to be married when the marriage took place
  • Marriage was based on a fraud or under a pressure