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WVC 48 - 3 - 105 §48-3-105. What persons may not institute annulment action.
An action for annulling a marriage may not be instituted:

(a) Where the cause is the natural or incurable impotency of body of either of the parties to enter the marriage state, by the party who had knowledge of such incapacity at the time of marriage; or

(b) Where the cause is fraud, force or coercion, by the party who was guilty of such fraud, force or coercion, nor by the injured party if, after knowledge of the facts, he or she has by acts or conduct confirmed such marriage; or

(c) Where the cause is affliction with a venereal disease existing at the time of marriage, by the party who was so afflicted if such party has subsequent to the marriage become cured of such disease, nor by the person who was not so afflicted if he or she after the curing of the afflicted person has by acts or conduct confirmed the marriage; or

(d) Where the cause is the nonage of either of the parties, by the party who was capable of consenting, nor by the party not so capable if he or she has by acts or conduct confirmed the marriage after arriving at the age of consent; or

(e) Where the cause is lack of consent on the part of either of the parties, by the party consenting or bringing about the marriage; or

(f) Where the cause is that either of the parties has been convicted of an infamous offense prior to marriage, by the other party if, after knowledge of such fact, he or she has cohabited with the party so convicted; or

(g) Where the cause is that the wife was at the time of marriage with child by some person other than the husband, or that prior to the marriage the wife had been notoriously a prostitute, by the husband, if after knowledge of the fact, he has cohabited with the wife; or

(h) Where the cause is that the husband was prior to the marriage notoriously a licentious person, by the wife if, after knowledge of the fact, she has cohabited with the husband.

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