Divorce & Annulment

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Question: I am in a same-sex marriage. I live in Arizona and my wife lives in Guam. Can I file an annulment in Arizona based on the premise that by statute, a “marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited” in Arizona. A.R.S. § 25-101(C)?

Answer: You are correct that A.R.S. Section 25-101(C) prohibits same sex marriage, designating it void.  Void marriages are grounds for annulment under A.R.S. Section 25-301.  However, the constitutionality of the statute prohibiting gay marriage has been called into question.  Technically, you can file a petition for annulment.  If your partner objects, the constitutionality of the statute may become an issue.

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  • I am in a same-sex marriage. I live in Arizona and my wife lives in Guam. Can I file an annulment in Arizona based on the premise that by statute, a “marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited” in Arizona. A.R.S. § 25-101(C)?

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