If you do not want to continue your marriage with your spouse, and don’t want to get tangled in the divorce process, then, under limited circumstances it is possible to dissolve a marriage through annulment.
What Is An Annulment?
Annulment is similar to divorce, but the grounds on which it can be filed and the way in which the court undertakes the proceedings differ in these two cases. Annulment is the declaration by the court that a marriage has been rendered legally invalid and was not legally valid.
As per the English law, the annulment of marriage can be applied under the following circumstances:
- At the time of providing commitment for marriage either party was suffering from an intermittent or continuous mental disorder under the meaning of the “Mental Health Act 1983” to such an extent that it can be regarded as to be unfitted for the marriage consent.
- The marriage remains unconsummated due to the incapacity of either of the parties to consummate it.
- At the time of providing commitment for marriage, the respondent was either pregnant or was suffering from some venereal illness which is communicable.
- The respondent is a person whose gender was an acquired gender at the time of the providing commitment for the marriage as per the Gender Recognition Act’ 2004.
Apart from these primary scenarios, there can be many other possible situations which allow you to annul your marriage.