What are the grounds for the annulment of a marriage in Arizona?

It's important to remember that an annulment in Arizona is very different from divorce in Arizona. This difference is reflected in the grounds for annulment in Arizona:
  • Mental illness/mentally challenged
  • Fraud
  • Lack of consent
  • Intoxication
  • Inability to consummate the marriage
  • Lack of parental consent for an underage marriage
  • An already married spouse
  • Incestuous marriage
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Mock marriage

Each of these reasons describes a situation in which the marriage begins as invalid. Whether one spouse is legally unable to give consent or existing laws void a consensual marriage, an annulment essentially wipes the marriage from the record. It is crucial that you understand that your rights are not the same after an annulment as they would be after a divorce.

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