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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 3 - 103 §48-3-103. Voidable marriages.
(a) The following marriages are voidable and are void from the time they are so declared by a judgment order of nullity:

(1) Marriages that are prohibited by law on account of either of the parties having a wife or husband of a prior marriage, when the prior marriage has not been terminated by divorce, annulment or death;

(2) Marriages that are prohibited by law on account of consanguinity or affinity between the parties;

(3) Marriages solemnized when either of the parties:

(A) Was an insane person, idiot or imbecile;

(B) Was afflicted with a venereal disease;

(C) Was incapable, because of natural or incurable impotency of the body, of entering into the marriage state;

(D) Was under the age of consent; or

(E) Had been, prior to the marriage and without the knowledge of the other party, convicted of an infamous offense;

(4) Marriages solemnized when, at the time of the marriage, the wife, without the knowledge of the husband:

(A) Was with child by some person other than the husband; or

(B) Had been, prior to the marriage, notoriously a prostitute; or

(5) Marriages solemnized when, prior to the marriage, the husband, without the knowledge of the wife, had been notoriously a licentious person.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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