“Can money, family, friends issues in our marriage be filed for annulment? I’ve been married for 2 years but a lot of issues has completely destroyed our marriage and i want to file an annulment. I am currently living abroad.” (We will feature certain comments so we save time when addressing related concerns. No legal advice, only legal information. See discussion below.)
There’s absolutely no doubt that money, family and friends affect any marriage. The effect can be good or bad, of course. But will a negative effect on marriage provide enough basis to annul a marriage or declare it as void?
Money, family and friends — individually or collectively — generally cannot be used as a ground for annulment. The Family Code does not list down “money problems” or “family problems” or “problems with friends” as basis for annulment. For instance, when it comes to family, it’s interesting to note that in a recent case we’ve opposed on behalf of the wife, the court noted that: “Marriage is far too sacred an institution to be set aside merely because one cannot get along with his or her in-laws.”
A money-related (or family-related) issue, per se, cannot be used as a ground for annulment. On the other hand, these issues might be manifestations of psychological incapacity that has been there before the marriage ceremony, even if the incapacity became manifest only during the marriage. Refer to the discussions on psychological incapacity.