Do you qualify for an annulment Singapore?
In order to successfully obtain an annulment Singapore, your marriage would have to be voidable or void in nature.
If you have a voidable marriage in Singapore, you can proceed for an annulment in Singapore if you so desire. Your marriage will not be void, if you choose to stay married.
Voidable marriages include:
- A marriage where one party wilfully refuses to consummate the marriage;
- A marriage where either party is incapable of consummating the marriage;
- A marriage where either party did not give valid consent to the marriage;
- A marriage where the wife was carrying another man’s child at the time of the marriage and the husband did not know; and
- A marriage where one party is suffering from venereal disease in a communicable form at the time of the marriage and the other party did not know.
Void marriages include:
- A marriage where either party is already married at the time of marriage;
- A marriage where both parties were Muslims at the time of the marriage;
- A marriage where both parties are too closely related to be married; and
- A marriage where both parties are of the same gender.
In a recent case, a couple got married in October 2015. In June 2016, the man went for a sex change and his gender is listed as “female” on his NRIC. The marriage was subsequently voided in February 2017.
According to ROM, the marriage was voided “for reasons including impersonation by one party”.
See: Koh Xing Hui, “ROM voids marriage between same-sex couple”, The Straits Times, 18 July 2017
Now that you know the reasons for annulment Singapore, what should you do if you do not qualify for one?
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