Voidable Marriage Law and Legal Definition

Voidable marriage is a marriage that is initially invalid but which remains in effect unless terminated by court order. For example a marriage is voidable if either party is underage at the time of marriage. Again if one party uses fraud, duress or force to induce the other party to enter into a marriage, the marriage is a viodable marriage. A legal proceeding can be initiated to declare the marriage void. However this can be done only during the life time of both the spouses. A voidable marriage can be ratified once the impediment to a valid marriage is removed.