Annulment of Marriage

A contract of marriage is ab initio null and void if such marriage is prohibited by the statutes or contrary to public policy under common law.

Void marriage has no legal recognition or validity and such marriage is null and void when it is in contravention of statutory provisions regarding:

  1. Capacity of Marriage such as legal age and soundness of mind
  2. Prohibited degree of relationships between family members
  3. Entering into a second marriage without legal dissolution of first marriage (Bigamy)
  4. Knowingly and willfully noncompliance of legal formalities

Under common law, voidable marriage due to duress, mistake or fraud becomes null and void if such marriage is challenged before courts.