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.