Void And Voidable Mariages

A void marriage invalid as a matter of law. For example, a marriage between brother and sister is invalid from its inception and is void.

A voidable marriage is a marriage in which one or more requirements was not met, but which remains valid until a court annuls it. For example, a marriage entered into by persons younger than the legal age is voidable, but it remains a valid marriage until a court decree of annulment.

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