Annulment of the marriage

Other than a divorce, there is the possibility to dissolve a marriage by annulment of the marriage.

To annul your marriage, your lawyer must file a petition of annulment with the family court. Same as for the divorce or international divorce, the representation by a lawyer is required, § 114 Abs. 1 FamFG.

Reasons for annulment: § 1314 BGB

(1) According to this provision, a marriage can be annulled, if the marriage was contracted contrary to the provisions in §§ 1303, 1304, 1306, 1307, 1311.

(2) Furthermore, a marriage can be annulled, if

1. one spouse was unconscious or had a temporary disorder of mental activity;

2. one spouse did not know that he or she was entering a marriage;

3. one spouse had been fraudulently mislead about circumstances, which, had they been known and had the essence of marriage been clear, would have deterred the spouse to enter the marriage; this does not apply, if the circumstances were about pecuniary circumstances or if it was a third party, without the knowledge of the other spouse, who had fraudulently mislead the one spouse;

4. one spouse had been unlawfully threatened into entering the marriage;

5. both spouses agreed not to have any obligations according to § 1353 Abs. 1.

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