Hawaii Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
|Code Section||580-21-29; 572-1, 2|
|Grounds for Annulment||Underage, unless freely cohabitates after reaching legal age; spouse still living; lacking mental capacity; consent obtained by force, duress, fraud and no subsequent cohabitation; party afflicted with loathsome disease and was unknown to party seeking annulment|
|Time Limits for Obtaining Annulment||For spouse still living: Anytime during either party's lifetime; Underage: Until they attain legal age and freely cohabit as man and wife; Physical incapacity: Within 2 yrs. of marriage; Lack of mental capacity: Until mental capacity attained and parties freely cohabit as man and wife|
|Legitimacy of Children||Children of annulled or prohibited marriages are legitimate.|
|Prohibited Marriages||Between ancestor and descendant, any degree, brother and sister half or whole-blood, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew legitimate or illegitimate; bigamous.|
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