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 of this entry »