An annulment has the effect of invalidating a marriage or domestic partnership. An annulment may be an option when the marriage or domestic partnership did not meet certain legal requirements. Thus, an annulment is the equivalent of a non-union – the marriage or domestic partnership never existed. An annulment is different from a divorce because a divorced couple was once legally married, whereas the parties to an annulment were never legally married in the eyes of the law. In comparison to divorces, annulments are relatively rare. The San Diego divorce attorneys at Yelman & Associates represent clients who are seeking annulments.
In order for the court to annul a marriage or domestic partnership, there must be certain qualifications that rendered the marriage illegal. Some examples include:
An annulment may be difficult to obtain. It should be pointed out that an annulment is a “legal fiction” because on the one hand an annulment indicates that the marriage never occurred; however, there will be a legal record of both the marriage and the annulment. The laws are complicated and they require specific legal knowledge.
Because an annulment invalidates the marriage, there can be no community property to divide and no child or spousal support. An annulment is a legal anomaly that raises unique issues:
These are just a few of the legal issues that may arise as a result of an annulment. Complex legal issues require the expertise of knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys.
Yelman & Associates offer a complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your specific case circumstances. Please ask us the questions that are on your mind. We are compassionate, aggressive and attentive family lawyers who care deeply about our clients. You may have found yourself in an inexplicable situation where your marriage or domestic partnership may indeed qualify for an annulment. Your case will have to go before the court; we will help you obtain the best possible results for your particular circumstances. We answer your phone calls and keep you abreast of the developments in your case; this is your life and we are here to support you. For a complimentary phone consultation call Yelman & Associates at (619) 282-1107.
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