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North Carolina Annulment Laws

Annulment is a decree declaring a marriage null and void. North Carolina annulment laws state that both the spouses can remarry after getting annulment. Like other states, to get annulment in North Carolina, you have to prove one of the grounds for annulment set by North Carolina annulment laws:


This is the most common North Carolina annulment ground. Incest is the marital relationship between close blood relations like, father-daughter, uncle-nephew, mother-son, etc. It is a marriage between persons more closely related than first cousins.

Marriage between Double First Cousins

It is a marriage between a set of two brothers and two sisters, or if a brother and a sister marries a sister and a brother and produce children. The children of these marriages are called double first cousins. Marriages between double first cousins are considered void in North Carolina. Therefore, if you and your spouse are first cousins, you can get your marriage annulled under North Carolina annulment laws.

Underage Marriage

North Carolina marriage laws have set 16years as the legal marriageable age. If you or your spouse is younger than 16 years of age, the marriage can be annulled according to North Carolina annulment laws.

Physical Disability

If any kind of physical disability in your spouse is hindering you from having a normal married life, you can obtain annulment under North Carolina annulment laws.

Mental Illness

Partial or complete insanity in a spouse is a valid annulment ground according to North Carolina annulment laws. To get annulment under this annulment ground you have to prove that insanity in your spouse is incurable.
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