voidable marriage


voidable marriage
A marriage which, although prohibited by law, or subject to annulment, under the circumstances, may be made legal and binding upon both parties through subsequent ratification by the parties. 35 Am J1st Mar §§ 46, 85 et seq.

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  • voidable marriage — where a marriage has not been consummated owing to the impotency of one of the parties, the marriage subsists until an order of the court is obtained declaring it to be null. The process of obtaining such an order is referred to as annulment.… …   Law dictionary

  • Voidable marriage — New York lawUnder New York law, a voidable marriage is defined very specifically [ [http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS NYS Government official web site] ] Referencesee also* Void marriage * Voidable …   Wikipedia

  • voidable — void·able / vȯi də bəl/ adj: capable of being voided; specif: subject to being declared void when one party is wronged by the other a voidable contract void·abil·i·ty /ˌvȯi də bi lə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   Law dictionary

  • marriage — mar·riage / mar ij/ n 1: the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a legal, consensual, and contractual relationship recognized and sanctioned by and dissolvable only by law see also divorce 2: the ceremony… …   Law dictionary

  • voidable — That which may be avoided, or declared void; not absolutely void, or void in itself. It imports a valid act which may be avoided rather than an invalid act which may be ratified. United States v. Price, D.C.Iowa, 514 F.Supp. 477, 480. See also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Voidable — In law, a transaction or action which is voidable is valid, but may be annulled by one of the parties to the transaction. Voidable is usually used in distinction to void ab initio (or void from the outset) and unenforceable.The act of… …   Wikipedia

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • marriage — Legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. Singer v. Kara, 11 Wash.App. 247, 522 P.2d 1187, 1193. Marriage, as distinguished from the agreement to marry and from the act of becoming married, is the legal status, condition, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Void marriage — A void marriage is a type of marriage which is on its face unlawful under the laws of the jurisdiction where it is entered, or potentially where the persons who contracted the marriage normally reside. Such a marriage is void, meaning legally it… …   Wikipedia

  • Common-law marriage — Family law Entering into marria …   Wikipedia


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