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
  • Mock marriage

Each of these reasons describes a situation in which the marriage begins as invalid and must be proved in order for the Court to annul the marriage. If the Court finds the ground(s) for an annulment exist, the judge will attempt to return the parties to their status at the time of the ceremony. Moreover, the effect of an annulment is the marriage never occurred.

If an annulment is not a legal possibility, then you can still terminate the marriage through a dissolution. 

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