On top of all that, the annulment must be initiated within two years of your marriage. This requirement is the root of the confusion about annulments. Technically all annulments are for marriages that last under two years, but the reason is not the brevity of the marriage it is one of the specific legal grounds.
How long after a wedding can you annul it?
In California, the time limit differs depending on the situation. If you base your annulment on physical incapacity, age, or force, you have four years to file. If a marriage is invalid due to fraud, you have four years from the time you discover the fraud.
What qualifies you for an annulment?
Grounds for annulment
You must either show that the marriage was not legally valid i.e. the marriage is ‘void’ or that the marriage is defective i.e. ‘voidable’. Reasons your marriage may not have been legally valid include: You and your spouse are closely related. Either spouse was under 16 at the time of the marriage.
Can you annul a marriage?
A decree of annulment can only be made if one of the parties of the marriage applies to the court for a decree of nullity. If the court decides that your marriage is voidable, it will then declare that your marriage was invalid from the start. Your marriage never happened.
When can a marriage be null and void?
A marriage can be declared null and void if certain legal requirements were not met at the time of the marriage. If these legal requirements were not met then the marriage is considered to have never existed in the eyes of the law. This process is called annulment.
Why would an annulment be denied?
Reasons Your Annulment Request Could Be Denied
You or your spouse were already married to someone else. You or your spouse coerced or forced the other into the marriage. You or your spouse committed fraud when entering into the marriage. … You or your spouse were not old enough to marry.
How do you get marriage null and void?
A marriage can be held null and void if the respondent was impotent at the time of marriage and at the time of the institution of the suit; or the parties are within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity (whether natural or legal) or affinity; or either party was a lunatic or idiot at the time of the marriage; or the …