What is Null and Void Marriage?
A marriage is declared null and void before law if it violated the rules of a legal marriage. Many a times a marriage takes place under unavoidable circumstances and pressure.
A null and void marriage does not enjoy the same status as that of a legal marriage and has no value before law.
Marriage can be declared null and void under following conditions:
- Either of the partners was already married to someone at the time of marriage
- Either of both of the partners were not of marriageable age. If either of them was under age according to law marriage will be considered null and void
- Either of the partners was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of marriage.
- Consent for marriage was under some compulsion or fraud.
- Either of the spouse was physically incapable of entering into sexual relationship
- If marriage was in blood relation.
- Either of the spouse is facing life imprisonment.
- If either of the partner concealed some crucial facts about their life.
Annulment of Marriage
Annulment is the legal process of declaring a marriage null and void. If the marriage did not meet any of the conditions required for a legal marriage. It would be officially declared null and void by law. Thus annulment cancels a marriage between individuals legally.