Dissolving an invalid marriage with no lasting legal repercussions, and the court treats it as if it never occurred in the first place. The court may consider an annulment if you were married under one of the following circumstances:
- One of the spouses did not consent to the marriage.
- One spouse has a preexisting legitimate marriage, also known as bigamy.
- Both or one party was intoxicated or under the influence
- The ceremony was improperly conducted, like having a lack of a witness
- The relationship between the spouses is incestual.
In the confines of Louisiana law, the court recognizes any property obtained during the marriage as community property
. Some things that fall under shared property include homes, bank accounts, insurance, debt, vehicles, and any business ventures. However, any property acquired by either of the former spouses after the legal termination of the marriage will not be considered communal.