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If you obtain an annulment, you marriage is “voided”. The only instance in which your marriage is void is in the case of the bigamous marriage which was described above.

If you enter into a bigamous marriage, you don’t technically need to get annulled, although it may be a good idea – just to save you heartache and potential confusion from a future spouse later on.

There are only a few isolated instances when an annulment is allowed under North Carolina Law.

If you marry someone who is “nearer in kin than first cousins, or between double first cousins” then you may qualify for an annulment in North Carolina.

A marriage can be annulled if one spouse wasn't mentally sound at the time of the marriage or was forced into it, unless she continued living as husband and wife after regaining mental competence or the threat of force disappeared.

However, you would need to have this condition diagnosed by a medical doctor.

Adultery or aggressive attempts by one spouse to get the other spouse to change religions; adopt political views or prostitute herself or a child in the home, are also grounds for legal separation.

If one spouse leaves the other spouse without having a reason held as valid by the court, the abandoned spouse can file for separation after a year has passed.

The answer to both of these questions is a resounding “No”.

(However, there can be exceptions to number 2 when one party is impotent).

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