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Mississippi Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws

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Code Section93-1-1; 93-7-1-93-7-5
Grounds for AnnulmentIncurable impotency, insanity, or idiocy; incapable of consent from lack of understanding, force, fraud (unless ratified); pregnant by another man and husband did not know (unless ratified)
Time Limits for Obtaining AnnulmentInsanity, lack of consent, pregnancy: Within 6 months of marriage
Legitimacy of ChildrenVoid or annulled marriage's issue is legitimate, but issue of incestuous marriage is not
Prohibited MarriagesBigamous and incestuous marriages are void (between ancestor and descendant, brother and sister, aunt and nephew, uncle and niece, first cousins by blood, daughter or son-in-law to father or mother-in-law). Marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited and void.

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