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In the realm of marital bonds in Singapore, divorce is typically an option only after a marriage has endured for a minimum of three years. However, there are certain circumstances that can arise after the union, rendering it eligible for annulment before three years is reached. Parties who are successful in obtaining an annulment effectively have their marriage declared as void, restoring both parties to their status as “single” rather than “divorced”.
In order for an annulment process to commence, one person must start the process on the grounds the marriage is either voidable or void.
Some examples of a void marriage include:
- One person is already married.
- Someone is under 18 and has not been authorised to get married.
- Marriages between Muslims that are registered/solemnised under civil law.
- Where the marriage was not properly solemnised.
- The parties in the marriage are closely related by blood.
Some examples of a voidable marriage include:
- The wife was already pregnant by another man at the time of the marriage.
- Due to one or both parties’ incapacity, the marriage has not been consummated.
- One party wilfully refuses to consummate the marriage.
- The marriage has come about without valid consent due to one party consenting under a mental disorder, mistake, or duress.
At JCP Law, our annulment lawyers possess substantial expertise in representing clients pursuing marriage annulments and those who find themselves served with annulment petitions. Please reach out should you require any legal support, a first consultation is usually offered for free.