There are only 4 recognized grounds for an annullment:
- One spouse could not consent to be married. This can be because of:
- Mental disability
- Influence of drugs or alcohol
- Force, duress, or fraud
- One spouse cannot have sexual intercourse. The other spouse must not have known this at the time of the marriage.
- One spouse was under age 18 and did not have consent from a parent, guardian, or court.
- The marriage was illegal.
If none of the above apply, one would need to seek a divorce to dissolve the marriage.
There are 4 grounds for dissolution:
1. mental cruelty
2. physical cruelty
3. drug addiction/alcoholism
The last one is "irreconciable differences" and this requires a separation for at least 2 years. If both agree to the divorce, then the separation requirement is reduced to 6 months accompanied by a statement from both spouses that all efforts have been made to try to work out problems, and that the marriage cannot be saved.
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