Alaska does not have any Court action for an annulment. There are, however, a very limited set of circumstances in which Alaska will consider a marriage void. This means that a judicial decree will be entered stating that the marriage never happened. A marriage can only be voided if:
- One party is already married to someone else;
- The parties are more closely related than third cousins;
- One party is a minor, and the parents did not consent;
- One party was coerced or forced into consenting to the marriage;
- Either party did not have the capacity to consent to the marriage; or
- Failure to have sexual relations.
It is important to keep in mind that even if you believe there is a basis to have the marriage declared void, your "spouse" may disagree and provide evidence to invalidate your claims.
Religious annulments are not recognized by the State of Alaska. Even if your church has declared your marriage annulled, you will still need to file a request to have your marriage voided, or seek a divorce, in State Court in order to legally marry at any time in the future.