Massachusetts Annulment Laws

Code Section
§207:1 to 8; 14 to 17; Ch. 207 §§1-8; 14-17

Invalid marriage


Legitimacy of Children
Issue of relationship in consanguinity or affinity is illegitimate; issue of marriage void for prior marriage of insanity, or nonage of parties is legitimate

Prohibited Marriages
Former spouse living (polygamous); marriage between ancestors or descendants, brother and sister, aunt and nephew, uncle and niece, first cousins; these provisions continue even after dissolution, by death or divorce, of marriage by which affinity was created unless divorce was given because original marriage was unlawful or void; individuals under 18, unless parental consent given

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