ANNULMENT/DECLARATION OF INVALIDITY
Annulments are called a declaration of invalidity. If certain criteria are not met, then the marriage that took place can be declared invalid.
Invalid marriages are only the following:
1. A person marries when they are already married to another.
2. A person marries another who is defined as a relative in the law, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood or by adoption; namely,
f. Cousins of the first degree, unless:
1) Both parties are aged 50 or over, or
2) A licensed physician certifies that the party to the proposed marriage is permanently and irreversibly sterile
3. A party lacked capacity to consent to the marriage at the time the marriage was solemnized, either because of mental incapacity or infirmity or because of the influence of alcohol, drugs or other incapacitating substances, or a party was induced to enter into a marriage by force or duress or by fraud involving the essentials of marriage;
4. A party lacks the physical capacity to consummate the marriage by sexual intercourse and at the time the marriage was solemnized the other party did not know of the incapacity;
5. A party was aged 16 or 17 years and did not have the consent of his parents or guardian or judicial approval.