An Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage void or null. For an Annulment to take place there must be a Decree of Nullity ordered declaring that there was never a valid marriage entered into in the first place. Before a Decree of Nullity is ordered, the Court must be satisfied that one of the following grounds has been established;
1. Either of the parties is, at the time of the marriage, lawfully married to some other person;
2. The parties are within a prohibited relationship (related to each other);
3. The consent of either of the parties is not a real consent because it was obtained by duress or fraud or there are issues about mistaken identity or one of the parties did not understand the nature and effect of the marriage or was not of a marriageable age:
Here at Meehans Solicitors, we have successfully represented clients in cases on the law of nullity who have sought a Decree of Nullity. If any of the above factors apply and you’re seeking an Annulment, contact the Meehans Solicitors team.
This article was published on 20/09/22 and the information is valid only to the date of publishing. This article should be considered merely general and non-specific on the subject matter and is not and should not be considered or relied on as legal, advice. Meehans Solicitors is not responsible in the event this information is relied upon by the reader in the absence of specific legal advice.