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Pennsylvania Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws

More Information on Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws

Code SectionTit. 23 §§1304, 1704, 3304-3305, 5102
Grounds for AnnulmentPrevious 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 AnnulmentUnderage or under the influence: Within 60 days of marriage; incestuous: before death
Legitimacy of ChildrenPennsylvania no longer recognizes status of being illegitimate (i.e., "all children legitimate irrespective of marital status of parents")
Prohibited MarriagesBetween 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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