Marriage Annulment Ohio

To obtain a marriage annulment in Ohio, it’s essential to fulfill specific conditions and meet certain requirements. An annulment legally voids a marriage from its inception, effectively treating it as though it never occurred. The grounds for seeking an annulment include:

  1. Age Restrictions: If one party seeking the annulment was below the legal marriage age defined in section 3101.01 of the Revised Code, the marriage can be annulled. However, if the underage party continued to cohabit with the spouse after reaching the legal age, annulment may not be applicable.
  2. Existing Marriage: If either party’s former spouse was alive at the time of the marriage and the previous marriage remains valid, an annulment can be pursued.
  3. Mental Incompetence: An annulment may be sought if one party has been legally declared mentally incompetent, unless the party, upon regaining mental competence, continued cohabitating with the spouse.
  4. Fraudulent Consent: If either party’s consent to the marriage was obtained through fraudulent means, annulment is possible. However, if the deceived party chose to cohabit with the other party despite being aware of the fraud, annulment might not be granted.
  5. Forced Consent: If the consent to marriage was coerced through force, an annulment may be pursued. Yet, if the coerced party continued to live with the other party as husband or wife, annulment might not be applicable.
  6. Non-Consummation: If the marriage was never consummated, even if it was otherwise valid, it can be a ground for seeking an annulment.

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