Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Code
TITLE IV DOMESTIC RELATIONS
CHAPTER 2 ANNULMENT
Section 4-2-1. Grounds for Annulment
Section 4-2-2. Action to Annul; Parties and Limitations
Section 4-2-3. Legitimacy of Children
Section 4-2-4. Conclusiveness of Judgment of Annulment
A marriage may be annulled for any of the following causes existing at the time of marriage:
1. When the party, in whose behalf it is sought to have the marriage annulled, was under the age of eighteen (18) years, and such marriage was contracted without the consent of his or her parents or guardian, unless, after attaining the age of consent, such party freely cohabits with the other as husband and wife;
2. When the former spouse of either party is living, and the marriage with such former spouse was then in force;
3. When either party was of unsound mind, unless such party, after coming into reason, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
4. When the consent of either party was obtained by fraud, unless such party afterward, with full knowledge of the facts constituting the fraud, freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife;
5. When the consent of either party was obtained by force, unless the party afterwards freely cohabited with the other as husband and wife.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 4-2-1, PTN Code § 4-2-1
An action to obtain a decree of annulment of a marriage must be commenced within the periods and by the parties as follows:
1. For cause set out in Section 4-2-1, Subsection 1, by the party to the marriage who was married under the age of legal consent, within two (2) years after arriving at the age of consent, or by a parent, guardian or other persons having charge of such minor any time before such married minor has attained the age of legal consent;
2. For causes set out in Section 4-2-1, Subsection 2, by either party during the life of the other or by the former husband or wife;
3. For causes set out in Subsection 4-2-1, Subsection 3, by the party injured, or relative or guardian of the party of unsound mind, at any time before the death of either party;
4. For causes set out in Section 4-2-1, Subsection 4, by the party injured, within two (2) years after the discovery of the facts constituting a fraud;
5. For causes set out in Section 4-2-1, Subsection 5, by the injured party within four (4) years after the marriage.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 4-2-2, PTN Code § 4-2-2
When a marriage is annulled for any reason, other than for fraud, where the wife is pregnant with a child from a man other than the husband, children begotten before judgment are legitimate and succeed to the estate of both parents. The Court may at the time of granting the annulment or at any future time, make necessary orders for the custody and support of said child or children as the circumstances of the parties may require.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 4-2-3, PTN Code § 4-2-3
A judgment of annulment of a marriage is conclusive only as against the parties to the action and those claiming under them.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 4-2-4, PTN Code § 4-2-4