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Module 1:
What Does it Mean to Get an Annulment?

An annulment is the process through which a marriage or civil union is declared to be null and void. In other words, if a couple is granted an annulment, they will no longer be considered to be in a legal marriage or union.

A marriage or civil union can only be annulled under certain conditions, including:

  • one or both parties were unable to consent to entering a marriage or civil union LESS THAN 90 DAYS AGO for one of the following reasons:
  • being forced to agree to the marriage or civil union
  • being under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or
  • the presence of a mental illness that would prevent one from being able to consent
  • one spouse is physically unable to consummate a marriage through sexual intercourse
  • you are in a prohibited marriage or prohibited civil union; OR
  • you are a minor child that has entered into a marriage or civil union