Annulment is a legal process of terminating an illegal marriage. Different states have different policies regarding annulment and divorce
. One of the major differences, between annulment and divorce is, divorce is relatively easy to prove. You can get annulment in Arkansas, if you have a valid annulment ground which is recognized by Arkansas annulment laws. Following are the legal Arkansas annulment grounds:
Marrying a person by false tricks or misrepresentation is a felony and is a legal ground for annulment according to Arkansas annulment laws. Laws state that you can obtain annulment if your consent for marriage was gained by fraud or misrepresentation.
Duress is a valid ground for annulment in Arkansas. You can file for annulment under Arkansas annulment laws, if your spouse threatened or forced you into a marriage.
Bigamy or Existence of a Prior Marriage
According to Arkansas annulment laws, bigamy is a legal annulment ground. You can not have more than one spouse at a time and to get married with another person, divorcing from your existing spouse is mandatory.
Marrying full-blood or half-blood relatives is called consanguinity and such marriages are not recognized by the marriage laws of Arkansas. Therefore marriages between father-daughter, mother-son, uncle-niece, and aunty-nephew etc can be annulled under Arkansas annulment laws.