A marriage that is void is automatically eligible to be annulled when it is prohibited by law.

Conditions for Annulment

Last updated on Jun 1, 2022

These are the conditions for annulment of a marriage:

  • If either party was married to another person at the time of marriage
  • If either party was suffering from a serious mental illness
  • If either party was below the minimum age (18 for women and 21 for men)
  • If your spouse was a close relative (within the prohibited degrees of relationship)
  • If either party is impotent at the time of marriage and when the case is presented to the Court
  • If either party refuses to consummate the marriage
  • If, at the time of marriage, the woman was pregnant by some person other than the spouse. In these cases, the Court has to make sure that the allegations are true
  • If the consent of either party was obtained by fraud or coercion

If these conditions are met, a marriage can be annulled.

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