Nullity - where your marriage is not valid
If your marriage is not valid for any reason then you can have the marriage "Annulled". This is done by presenting a "Nullity Petition".
Examples of when you may seek an annulment of your marriage is where:
1. It has not been consummated. (i.e. you have not had sex with each other since you were married.)
2. At the time of the marriage your partner was already married to someone else.
3. One of you was under 16 years of age when you got married.
4. You have inter-married (i.e. married a close relative).
5. Your partner had venereal disease at the time of the marriage and they were aware of this at the time, but you were not.
6. Your partner was pregnant with another person's child at the time of the marriage and they were aware of this at the time, but you were not.
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