Annulment

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A process to annul (cancel) a marriage has been available in Connecticut since 1877. An annulment is the dissolution of a marriage based on facts existing at the time of the marriage which render the marriage void or voidable.

The current statute lists several grounds for annulment, including:

  • marriage not consummated;

  • marriage of certain kindred (family members);

  • marriage performed without a valid marriage license; or

  • marriage performed by someone unauthorized to do so.

The process is much like that of a divorce.

Ben Callaghan