GROUNDS FOR NULLITY OF MARRIAGE

The validity of Church marriage rests on three elements, namely, legal capacity, consent and canonical form. A defect in any of these renders canonical marriage null and void ab initio.

 

Legal Capacity means freedom from any and all matrimonial diriment impediments. Diriment impediments render a person incapable of validly contracting marriage.

 

Consent is the act of the will, by which a man and a woman, with an irrevocable covenant give and accept each other mutually, in order to bring into existence a marriage (can. 1057 §2).

 

Canonical form refers to the complex of formalities or external solemnities prescribed by law to be followed in order that marriage might be entered into legitimately & validly.

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