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Family Law, Annulment

What is an annulment?

An “annulment” is a legal proceeding that treats a marriage as if it never existed. A marriage may be annulled for the following reasons (see Iowa Code section 598.29):

  • The marriage between the parties is illegal.
  • Either party to the marriage was impotent at the time of marriage.
  • Either party already had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage to be annulled.
  • Either party was a protected person under a guardianship and was found by a court to lack the capacity to contract for a valid marriage.

Annulments can be legally complicated, and you may want to talk to an attorney.

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