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WVC 48 - 3 - 103 §48-3-103. Voidable marriages.

          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 mentally incompetent;

          (B) Was afflicted with a sexually transmitted 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 a crime punishable by imprisonment in excess of one year under the applicable law of this state, another state or the United States;

          (4) Marriages solemnized when, at the time of the marriage, the wife, without the knowledge of the husband, was with child by some person other than the husband.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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