What Is A Void Marriage?

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A marriage is void if it was formed in breach of critical statutory provisions in the Women’s Charter.

Situations in which a marriage can be declared void are as follows:

  • A Muslim marriage registered under the Women’s Charter
  • An underage marriage
  • An incestuous marriage
  • A polygamous marriage
  • A marriage that is not between a man and a woman
  • A marriage that was not validly solemnized

In the situation of a void marriage, the marriage is completely invalid.

A Judgment of Nullity can be obtained to declare that the marriage is void.

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