Annulment Denied, Even Though Husband Thought He Was Marrying a More Well-Off Wife Than She Turned Out to Be

Australian Husband and Wife marry.

Husband is under the impression that Wife holds substantial property.

Several months after the wedding, Husband learns that Wife’s holdings are less substantial than he had thought.

Husband seeks an annulment, arguing fraud by Wife.

At trial, the court rules that there was no fraud as to the nature of the occasion of the wedding. The court finds that Husband had the power to consent to marriage and did in fact agree to marry Wife.

Since there was no fraud as to the fact of marriage or identity of the bride, the Australian court holds that the marriage is not subject to annulment.

Read more in this Sydney Morning Herald article: Till debt us do part case dismissed.