District of Columbia Annulment Laws

Code Section
46-401, 403, 405; 16-907, 908; 16-904

Marriage of an idiot or adjudged lunatic; consent by force or fraud or coercion; matrimonial incapacity; Insanity: unless voluntary cohabitation after discovery of insanity. Underage: unless voluntary cohabitation after attaining age of legal consent; bigamy


Legitimacy of Children
Children born in or out of wedlock are legitimate children of father and mother and their blood and adopted relatives

Prohibited Marriages
Marriage to one whose previous marriage has not been terminated by death or divorce (bigamy); with ancestor and descendant, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, brother and sister and corresponding in-law relationships, marriage in foreign state to avoid law

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