Domestic Relations Law 142
DRL 142: Dismissal of complaint in action by next friend to annul a marriage
Dismissal of complaint in action by next friend to annul a marriage
Where the next friend of an infant, mentally retarded person or mentally ill person maintains an action annulling a marriage, the court may dismiss the complaint if justice so requires, although, in a like case, the party to the marriage, if plaintiff, would be entitled to judgment.
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