Wisconsin Divorce Guide


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A marriage annulment is a determination by the court voiding the marriage as if it never existed. A marriage can be voidable if either you or your spouse were:

  • Already married to someone else at the time of the marriage
  • Too young to be married
  • Close blood relatives (whether or not you knew it)
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Lying about addictions or STD’s
  • Inability to consummate the marriage

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Statutes of Limitations on the annulment grounds

Situations where you must file an annulment petition within one year of learning about it –

  • lacked mental capacity to consent
  • lacked physical capacity
  • influence of drugs or alcohol
  • force or duress
  • fraud
  • underage

Situations where you must file an annulment petition within 10 years of learning about the condition – marriages prohibited by the laws in this state e.g. consanguinity (between persons who are nearer of kin than 2nd cousins)

No statute of limitations – marriages that took place when one of the parties already had a living spouse.

[Wisconsin Statutes – Sections: 767.03, 60; 765.001-.31]

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