Is it a marriage under german law. There is no "International Marriage Law".
In Germany, you normally have to be separated at least one year until you can go to court and annule the marriage. See the following sections of the BGB (German civil Code):
- - - - Section 1565 Breakdown of marriage
(1)A marriage may be dissolved by divorce if it has broken down. The marriage has broken down if the conjugal community of the spouses no longer exists and it cannot be expected that the spouses restore it.
(2)Where the spouses have not yet lived apart for one year, the marriage may be dissolved by divorce only if the continuation of the marriage would be an unreasonable hardship for the petitioner for reasons that lie in the person of the other spouse.
Presumption of breakdown
(1)It is irrebuttably presumed that the marriage has broken down if the spouses have lived apart for a year and both spouses petition for divorce or the respondent consents to divorce.
(2)It is irrebuttably presumed that the marriage has broken down if the spouses have lived apart for three years.
(1)The spouses are living apart if there is no domestic community between them and a spouse recognisably does not intend to create this because he rejects conjugal community. Domestic community also no longer exists if the spouses live apart in the matrimonial home.
(2)Living together for a short period which is intended to reconcile the spouses does not interrupt or suspend the periods laid down in section 1566.
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There may be some cases in which it can go faster, but that's normal proceeding.
You have to got to a lawyer before you got to court. It's not possible to annule a marriage without.
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