Marriage Annulment – Conditions/Requirements
In order to have a marriage annulled in Ohio, there are a number of conditions and requirements that need to be met.
The legal effect is to void a marriage from the very beginning—as if the parties had never married. The grounds for annulment are:
- That the party in whose behalf it is sought to have the marriage annulled was under the age at which persons may be joined in marriage as established by section 3101.01 of the Revised Code, unless after attaining such age such party cohabited with the other as husband or wife.
- That the former husband or wife of either party was living and the marriage with such former husband or wife was then and still is in force.
- That either party has been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent, unless such party after being restored to competency cohabited with the other as husband or wife.
- That the consent of either party was obtained by fraud, unless such party afterwards, with full knowledge of the facts constituting the fraud, cohabited with the other as husband or wife.
- That the consent to the marriage of either party was obtained by force, unless such party afterwards cohabited with the other as husband or wife.
- That the marriage between the parties was never consummated although otherwise valid.
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