Arizona law provides the court with the discretion to dissolve/annul a marriage when the cause alleged constitutes an impediment rendering the marriage void. Grounds for an annulment include but are not limited to:
- Mental illness (at the time the marriage was entered into)
- Blood relationship of the parties
- Lack of consent
- Inability to consummate the marriage
- Underage spouse without parental consent
If granted, the parties involved will return to the status maintained prior to the marriage and each party will then be free to marry again. However, if the marriage is annulled any benefits derived from the marital status will be forfeited (e.g. alimony, marital property, etc).