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Pomona Annulment Lawyer
“While there are many reasons that could justify a marriage annulment, it’s not always easy to know if it’s the best option for your situation. Find out by speaking with a Pomona annulment lawyer.”
If you want to end your marriage without getting divorced, annulment is one of the few options that could make this possible. However, this option is only available under certain circumstances. To find out if you qualify, schedule a consultation with a Pomona annulment lawyer from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock.
Divorce vs. Annulment
Ending a marriage through divorce means that your marriage contract must be dissolved. Anything obtained during the marriage must be divided under community property laws, custody of your children will need to be decided, and so on. If you have acquired significant assets together or will be seeking spousal support, getting divorced could be your best option.
After an annulment, it will be as if the marriage never happened—legally speaking. For example, assets could not have been obtained or owned as a married couple because there never was a valid marriage to begin with. Even children born during an annulled marriage are not immediately subject to the same custody standards since paternity will need to be reestablished through the legal system.
In an annulment, you cannot seek spousal support, a portion of a spouse’s pension, retirement funds, or many of the other items that apply to divorce settlements. The advantage of an annulment is that you can say that you were never married and will have no financial or legal ties to that individual.
Qualifying for a Marriage Annulment
You cannot request an annulment simply because you want to separate from your spouse. There must be a reason that would invalidate the marriage, such as fraud, force, or coercion.
Your Pomona annulment lawyer can evaluate your case and determine if you qualify.
Annulment for Incapacity to Consummate
Under California law, the difference between a friendship and a romantic relationship is often sexual intimacy. If you were married and your spouse could not consummate the marriage, his or her inability to do so gives you grounds for filing for an annulment.
Incapacity does not mean that intimacy is not as frequent as you would like, but that it never happened. If your spouse was physically incapable of sexual intimacy or simply chose not to consummate the marriage, you can have it annulled.
This is a sensitive topic but worth discussing with your Pomona annulment lawyer.
Reasons for Incapacity in a Marriage
Several factors may contribute to failing to consummate a marriage:
Lack of attraction
Regardless of what created the incapacity to consummate your marriage, if you file for an annulment, it is likely to be granted.
Time Matters in Marriage Annulments
In some situations, a spouse may promise to consummate the marriage at a later date and continue to push it off. If you have had enough of waiting, you can seek an end to the marriage.
If your spouse has been unable to consummate the marriage, you must file for an annulment for incapacity within four years of becoming married. If you pass the statute of limitations, you can still end the marriage, but it will need to be done through filing for divorce.
Speak with a Pomona Marriage Annulment Lawyer
Get help with your annulment by speaking with the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. Annulments are complicated, making it necessary to work with an experienced attorney. To schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, complete the form below or call 909-466-7661.