Annulment is a legal procedure that effectively voids a marriage. Under Missouri law, certain marriages are prohibited and are subject to dissolution, including:
- Marriage between close blood relation or family-like relationships;
- Lack of mental capacity;
- Bigamous marriage;
- Underage marriage (under 16 years old); or
- A marriage entered under fraud or duress.
Even though an annulment invalidates a marriage, it has a severe impact on other areas of separation, including:
- Division of property