Pennsylvania Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
|Code Section||Tit. 23 §§1304, 1704, 3304-3305, 5102|
|Grounds for Annulment||Previous marriage undissolved; within consanguinity lines prohibited; lacked capacity by insanity or serious mental disorder or did not intend to consent; underage|
|Time Limits for Obtaining Annulment||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|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Research the Law:
- Official State Codes - Links to the official online statutes (laws) in all 50 states and DC.
Related Resources for Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws: