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Religious Annulment vs. Legal Annulment

By Sheryl Rentz on March 19, 2013

Annulment under Pennsylvania Law

A legal annulment in the state of Pennsylvania is a pronouncement by a judge which declares a marriage invalid.  An annulment legally declares that a marriage never existed.  In Pennsylvania the Court may declare a marriage to be invalid for any of the following reasons:

  • One of the marriage partners was already married at the time of the new marriage (bigamous marriages).
  • The marriage partners are blood relatives within a certain degree—marriages between brother and sister, aunt and nephew, uncle and niece, first cousins.
  • One of the parties could not consent to the marriage due to a mental defect or related reason. Read the rest »

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