Differing from a divorce, an annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage invalid. It’s when a court invalidates the legality of your marriage or domestic partnership. It means, legally, your marriage or domestic partnership was never legal and “never happened.” In annulment cases the burden of proof falls to the petitioner to show the court specific and valid reasons the annulment should be granted.
They are similar to divorce proceedings in that manner, but the settlement can be very different. If considering annulment as an option you should reach out to the most experienced and best annulment lawyer Los Angeles has to offer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to determine if your marriage or domestic partnership is legally valid.
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers have been providing effective representation in complex divorce and annulment cases since 1995. Contact us for a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Century City and Orange County.
In the state of California, there are a few specific reasons a judge may grant an annulment. These could be, but are not limited to, fraud committed by either spouse in order to obtain the other party’s consent to marriage. It must be essential to the marriage, such as marrying only to get a green cards or hiding the inability to have children.
If either partner was of unsound mind when entering into the marriage or it was done by threat or force. There are other more obscure grounds such as bigamy (a partner was already married to another), related by blood or not of legal age. Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers will pair you with an experienced family law attorney who will, after the consultation, determine if annulment or divorce is the best option and personalize a strategy for your particular case.
Our expert family law attorneys have been providing effective divorce representation in cases involving complex issues of property, spousal support and child custody since 1995. Contact our offices in Los Angeles or Irvine, California, to schedule a consultation about your family law matter.