Annulment Attorney in Pasadena
Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area
An annulment or a nullity may only be granted when a marriage is adjudged
void or voidable. In brief, a marriage is void in cases of incest or bigamy
and is voidable in cases of minority, a current spouse mistakenly believed
to be deceased, unsound mind, fraud, force and physical incapacity. A
void marriage is void from the beginning as though it never occurred.
A voidable marriage on the other hand, is valid unless and until it is
declared a nullity by the court.
Nullity proceedings usually require a court trial where evidence is presented
to support the nullity request. In contrast, since marital dissolution
proceedings require no fault allegation, divorce judgments can be granted
without a trial.
Because the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina focuses exclusively on family
law matters, we provide a unique focus on the specific issues relating
to obtaining a nullity of marriage. We use our knowledge to advise our
clients about the important choices in determining whether to seek a nullity
in the first place or to proceed with the less stringent proof requirements
of a divorce.
Fraud is by far the most common ground for an annulment. To obtain an annulment,
however, you must be able to prove to a judge that your marriage or domestic
partnership was never legally valid based on the specific facts and circumstances
in your matter. The length of your marriage or domestic partnership does
not factor into whether an annulment is granted or not. However, there
is a statute of limitations for filing for an annulment. It is vital you
speak to our Pasadena family lawyer to ensure you have not exceeded the
deadline for filing an annulment, as well as receive assistance to ensure
your annulment process goes as smoothly as possible.
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