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    A judicial or ecclesiastical declaration that a marriage is void. It establishes that the marital status never existed.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    A determination that a marriage never existed due to—for example—the intoxication, low intellectual functioning, or minority of one of the parties.

    Drogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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    In some states, courts will grant an annulment of a marriage which declares that a marriage was never valid. In Alaska there is no court action called an annulment, but a court may declare a marriage void for specific reasons.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    A legal action that says your marriage was never legally valid because of unsound mind, incest, bigamy, being too young to consent, fraud, force, or physical incapacity.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    In Alaska there is no court action called an annulment, but a court may declare a marriage void for specific reasons.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)