Annulment | Pennsylvania Family Law Blog - The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Let’s Just Say This Never Happened
You’re out in Las Vegas having the time of your life. It’s been a long time since you’ve had a vacation, and you plan on living it up. Then you run into an amazing person and hit it off right away. It’s a whirlwind of romance the whole weekend you’re there, so you figure, why not get married? When you’ve found “the One,” there’s no need to wait. Life is too short—shouldn’t we all just live in the moment? Read the rest »
Religious Annulment vs. Legal Annulment
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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