What are the grounds for annulment in Ontario?

What are the grounds for annulment in Ontario?

What are the grounds for annulment in Ontario?

What Does it Mean to Annul a Marriage?

  • One of the spouses was already married to someone else.
  • One of the spouses was too young to marry.
  • Coercion into the marriage by fear or fraud.
  • The spouses are too closely related.
  • One or both spouses were intoxicated and unable to give valid consent at the time of the marriage.

How long do you have to annul a marriage in Canada?

within 3 years
You, or a third person, may apply for your marriage to be annulled within 3 years after it is solemnized, except in certain cases.

What are grounds for annulment in Canada?


  • your spouse was already married to another person when they married you.
  • you married the person only because someone threatened your physical safety.
  • you were impaired by drugs or alcohol to the point that you did not understand you were going through the marriage ceremony.

How is annulment different from divorce?

There are two ways to legally end a marriage, divorce or annulment. Whilst a divorce a is sought when the parties acknowledge the marriage existed, an annulment declares a marriage null and void.

Can I get divorced after 6 months of marriage?

Divorce by mutual consent can be obtained within six months, but no petition in such a case can be filed within first year of marriage. There also has to be gap of six months between the first and second motions. The court can waive this cooling off period in some cases.

What is annulment simple?

Legal Definition of annulment 1 : the act of annulling : the state of being annulled. 2 : a declaration by a court that a marriage is invalid — compare divorce.

Why would you want an annulment?

One person already being legally married. Fraud (one person lied to the other person so they would consent to marriage) Duress (one person agreed to the marriage after being threatened) Incompetence (at least one person was not legally competent to agree to be married, such as mental illness or physical disability)