Annulment in Oklahoma
An annulment is similar to a divorce in that it ends a marriage. However, unlike a divorce, an annulment erases all record of the marriage ever having occurred. Once a union is annulled, it is void or invalid.
Not all marriages can be annulled. Under Oklahoma law, only those that are considered void and voidable marriages may qualify.
Void Marriages in Oklahoma
Some marriages are not recognized under Oklahoma law and are not legal. Known as void marriages, some examples include:
Voidable Marriages in Oklahoma
Under certain circumstances a valid marriage can be declared voidable. Voidable marriages include:
- Marriage between individuals under the age of 18
- One spouse being physically unable to have sex
- One spouse having suffered a mental illness for five years or more
- Marriage having occurred under coercion, fraud or duress
- Marriage having occurred while one spouse was unable to consent to marriage due to mental incapacity or incompetence
- Remarriage to a new partner within six months of a divorce
Annulment Process in Oklahoma
For a voidable marriage to be annulled in Oklahoma, the parties must appear before a judge and prove the grounds for annulment. The judge will consider relevant evidence such as documents and witness testimony as well as legal arguments that your attorney will make.
Should Your Marriage Be Annulled?
If you are considering having your marriage annulled, there are many facets of Oklahoma’s marriage law that you need to consider. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Edge Divorce today to discuss whether your marriage meets the grounds for an annulment.