What are the grounds for Annulment in a marriage?
You need to show that the marriage was never legally valid or was legally valid but means the reasons that make it ‘voidable’
What counts as a void marriage?
If you are closely related to the person you married with
One or both of you were under 16
One of you was already married or in a civil partnership
What is a voidable marriage?
You have not consummated your marriage- you have had not had sexual intercourse with the person you married since the marriage ( does not count same sex marriages)
Either party did not give consent to the marriage
The other person had a sexually transmitted disease when you got married
The woman was pregnant by another man when you got married
One spouse is in the process of transitioning to a different gender
When can I annul a marriage?
In the family court of England and Wales to have jurisdiction to annul your marriage you or your spouse
Must have lived in England and Wales for at least a year
Have a permanent home in England and Wales for at least 6 months
How can I apply for an annulment?
Once the grounds for nullity have been established we will file a petition to the court and a statement of case, there must be sufficient evidence to show why the Applicant is entitled to a dissolution.
Are there time limits to apply for an annulment?
Proceedings must be commenced within three years from the date of marriage for three years with leave of court. If the application is based on a gender recognition certificate, proceedings must be issued within 6 months of the certificate.
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