Annulment

Annulments are granted in very limited circumstances.  A judicial proceeding is required to annul a marriage, and a marriage cannot be annulled after the death of a party to the marriage.A Court may annul a marriage when (1) a party lacked capacity to consent to the marriage, at the time of the marriage, (2) a party lacks the physical capacity to consummate the marriage by sexual intercourse, and at the time of the marriage the other party did not know of the incapacity, (3) a party was 16 or 17 years of age and did not have the consent of his or her parent or guardian, or (4) the marriage is prohibited by the laws of this state.