There are two ways to annul a marriage. It can either be annulled due to it being void or the marriage can be voidable.
If a marriage is void, no action need be taken as the marriage did not exist in the first place. However, it is sometimes advisable to seek to clarify this by asking the Court for a decree to then be able to deal with financial matters.
A marriage will be void if:
The grounds upon which a marriage is voidable are:
Applications for nullity are very rare and very complex. Depending on the circumstances, it is usually far easier to apply for a divorce. Divorces are usually dealt with as a paper exercise without the parties attending Court, whereas nullity cases involve a Court hearing.