Idaho Divorce Guide

Annulment

Find out how Idaho’s annulment (or divorce) laws affect you. Make a list of questions before you call.

The court’s approval of an marriage annulment petition is a declaration that the marriage never took place. A nullity is then declared. One must prove grounds for an marriage annulment (also referred to as marital annulment or legal annulment) to be approved. This often takes the form of witnesses testifying, exhibits presented and in general, a more difficult process than a divorce. Grounds for annulment include:

  • Marriage of a person under the age of 18 without the consent of his or her parents
  • If your spouse was already married when s/he married you
  • If your spouse is mentally ill, either completely or partially, and this is adversely affecting your married life
  • The marriage was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation
  • Proof that your partner is unable to consummate the marriage or
  • If you have been forced or threatened into a marriage
An annulment is considered more difficult to get because the burden of proof is greater than in a dissolution (divorce) process.

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