Under Singapore law, parties who generally have to wait three years from the date of marriage before they can commence a divorce. There is some situations however where you may be able to annul the marriage before this:
- that the marriage has not been consummated owing to the incapacity of either party to consummate it;
- that the marriage has not been consummated owing to the willful refusal of the defendant to consummate it;
- that either party to the marriage did not validly consent to it, whether in consequence of duress, mistake, mental disorder or otherwise;
- that at the time of the marriage either party, though capable of giving a valid consent, was suffering (whether continuously or intermittently) from mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2008 of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage;
- that at the time of the marriage the defendant was suffering from venereal disease in a communicable form;
- that at the time of the marriage the defendant was pregnant by some person other than the plaintiff.
If you wish to discuss your eligibility for annulment of marriage, please get in touch.