Pennsylvania Annulment Laws

Code Section
Tit. 23 §§1304, 1704, 3304-3305, 5102

Grounds
Previous marriage undissolved; within consanguinity lines prohibited; lacked capacity by insanity or serious mental disorder or did not intend to consent; underage

Limitations
Underage or under the influence: Within 60 days of marriage; incestuous: before death

Legitimacy of Children
Pennsylvania no longer recognizes status of being illegitimate (i.e., “all children legitimate irrespective of marital status of parents”)

Prohibited Marriages
Between ancestor and descendant, aunt and nephew, brother and sister, uncle and niece, first cousins, bigamous, same sex; one party is weak-minded, unsound mind, or under influence of alcohol or drugs; induced by fraud or duress; impotence


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