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What are grounds for having a marriage annulled in Utah?

Utah Code Ann. 30-1-17.1 provides that an annulment can be granted when the marriage was void or prohibited under Title 30, Chapter 1 of the Utah Code, or for any grounds which existed at common law.  If you have been recently married and are considering seeking an annulment, contact one of our Utah family law and divorce attorneys today to schedule an initial consultation.

Common law grounds for obtaining a marriage annulment include fraud, failure to disclose material facts, and lack of capacity.  Examples of fraud might include falsely claiming to be pregnant, falsely claiming to have assets, employment, or educational degrees, or entering into the marriage for immigration purposes.  Examples of failing to disclose material facts might include failing to tell your spouse about multiple prior marriages or about a significant criminal conviction record.  Grounds for finding a lack of capacity to consent to marriage can include mental illness or intoxication.

Reasons for a marriage to be considered void or prohibited under the Utah Code include: the marriage involved a person who already has a husband or wife from whom a divorce has been granted; one of the parties to the marriage was under the age required to consent to marry;  the marriage involved two people of the same sex.

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