Can I get an annulment if we have never lived together?

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Can I get an annulment if we have never lived together?

He lives with his mother.

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Here are the grounds for annulment in South Carolina.  Please note that it is harder to get an annulment than a divorce.

Underage Marriage: If either you or your spouse were younger than the age allowed for marriage in South Carolina and you did not obtain the required parental permissions.

Fraud: A marriage that has occurred under fraudulent terms can be annulled in South Carolina.

 

Bigamy: If you were maried to another at the time you married your spouse. The marriage is void.

Mental Incapacity: If you or your spouse were suffering from any type of legally recognized form of mental incapacitation at the time of the union the marriage contract would be void for lack of consent.

Failure to Consummate Marriage: If you or your spouse is unable to consummate the marriage, you may qualify for an annulment. Consummate and live together are different but if you have nnever done wither then you may be able to use this ground.

Duress: If the marriage was entered into under the threat of force.


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