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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Annulment Requirements in Jamaica


In Jamaica, marriages and the dissolution of those marriages are governed by the Marriage Act (1897) and the Matrimonial Causes Act (1989). The applications for divorce and annulments fall under these Acts and such applications must be filed in the Supreme Court of Jamaica.

ANNULMENT

What is an Annulment?

An annulment is the legal process by which a marriage is cancelled, essentially deeming it null and void. The effect of which is to erase the union as though the marriage itself had never occurred.

Grounds for an Annulment

In Jamaica, either party may bring an application to the court seeking an annulment so long as they satisfy the grounds for doing so.


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