To secure an annulment, you must demonstrate that the marriage is either void or voidable. Many individuals, however, do not meet the criteria for an annulment. You might be eligible for an annulment if:
- One party was unable to consent to the marriage at the time it was solemnized due to mental incapacity or illness, and the other party was not aware of this incapacity at the time
- the marriage was influenced by alcohol, drugs, or other substances that affect decision-making
- the consent of either party was acquired through force or deception, and the parties did not voluntarily live together afterwards
- one party could not physically engage in sexual intercourse to consummate the marriage, and the other party was unaware of this incapacity when the marriage took place
- or a party was below the age of 18 without parental consent or below 16 even with parental consent.