Also called invalidity, this court action makes it as if your marriage never happened in the first place. Either spouse can file for this. If a spouse is married to more than one person at the same time, a child of the later marriage or any other legal spouse can file for this.
You can have a court declare your marriage invalid instead of getting a divorce if all these are true:
The reasons you can invalidate or annul your marriage include:
One spouse was too young to marry
The spouses are related by blood
One spouse was already married to someone else
One spouse could not consent at the time of marriage because of mental incapacity or use of alcohol or drugs
*The spouses cannot have lived together after the conditions listed above went away. Example: A spouse was only fifteen when she got married. She kept living with her spouse after turning 18. The court will not declare the marriage invalid.