Can a marriage be annuled without one's full consent?

Is a tribunal approved annulment valid if the submitting party was participating under duress - i.e. - did not want an annulment but did go through the process to completion?

Unlike a dissolution which dissolves a marriage, an annulment doesn’t do anything to a marriage. An annulment is simply the recognition of and declaration that a valid marriage never came into existence. That being the case, technically, no one’s consent is absolutely necessary.

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