Voidable marriage

A marriage that is valid until declared invalid.  The grounds for invalidation of marriage vary depending on state.  Common grounds for voiding a marriage include that one of the parties is below the age of consent, a party was incapable of consenting to marriage due to mental incapacity or mental illness, or a party was physically incapable of entering into marriage due to impotence or venereal disease. Other grounds include fraud, force, or duress.

Compare with a void marriage.

 

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