annul a marriage

See: divorce
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Several years ago, the Vatican spoke out against the trend of Catholics citing psychology as a reason to annul a marriage, with Pope Benedict XVI expressing concern with what he called the "almost automatic declarations of annulment under the pretext of no matter what psychological immaturity or weakness.
Under California law, someone can annul a marriage only if there's proof of impotency, incest, bigamy, unsound mind, force or fraud.
Summary: Saudi plans to regulate underage marriages after a judge refused to annul a marriage between an eight-year old girl and a 47 year-old man, reports Arab News.
A French judge decided to annul a marriage because the bride had lied to her husband when she had said she was a virgin.
Because of this the Parries are one of two couples taking the Government to the European Court of Human Rights, saying forcing people to annul a marriage in these circumstances is against the European Convention of Human Rights.