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There are six grounds for filing an annulment:

  • marriage of certain kindred
  • marriage attempted to be celebrated or performed by someone unauthorized to do so
  • marriage performed in Connecticut without a valid marriage license
  • marriage of persons under conservatorship or guardianship
  • marriage of minors
  • conviction of an offense against chastity

The annulment process is much like that for divorce or legal separation except that there is no 90-day waiting period. Parenting and financial issues can be legally resolved. Children born are deemed legitimate even if their parents’ marriage is annulled. A legal annulment is different from a spiritual annulment granted by a church. Legal annulments are not very common.