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Kentucky Revised Statutes 402.030 - Courts may declare certain marriages void

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Courts may declare certain marriages void

(1) Courts having general jurisdiction may declare void any marriage obtained by force or fraud, or, provided that the petition is brought by a party who was under the age of majority as defined by KRS 2.015 at the time of marriage, a marriage obtained by duress. (2) At the instance of any next friend, courts having general jurisdiction may declare any marriage void where the person was under eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the marriage, and the marriage was without the consent required by KRS 402.210.

History: Amended 2018 Ky. Acts ch. 36, sec. 2, effective July 14, 2018. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 122, sec. 2, effective March 26, 1998 and ch. 258, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1998. -- Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 212, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 400, effective January 2, 1978. -- Amended 1960 Ky. Acts ch. 8, sec. 2, effective June 16, 1960. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 2100.

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