The end of a marriage or a legal domestic partnership can be different for everyone. Some separating couples have their reasons for pursuing an annulment over a divorce. For help with an annulment, reach out to a Claremont lawyer now.
Getting an annulment can be tricky. But California has clear requirements to determine if you qualify. Unsure about your options? A Claremont annulment lawyer can help.
A legal annulment is a process to declare your marriage invalid. This process makes it so that, from a legal standpoint, your mariage never really occurred at all.
A legal annulment has no bearing on a religious annulment, and vice-versa. A religious annulment offered by your place of worship won’t legally erase your marriage.
Annulments can be difficult to get. That’s why most people simply opt for filing for divorce.
But you may be set on invalidating your marriage. If so, you will have to prove it is for one of the accepted reasons in California:
California has deadlines—known as the statute of limitations—for how long you have to file for an annulment.
You may have more or less time to file for an annulment in Claremont, depending on the reason you give. For example, say you are giving your minor status at the time of marriage as your reason. You’d have four years from turning eighteen to file. Similarly, if you were forced into the marriage, you also have four years.
You may feel you clearly meet one of the annulment requirements. But it’s still important to understand that this is a tricky area of law. Arguing your case in front of a judge can be hard. Fortunately, a Claremont annulment lawyer can help you understand your eligibility for an annulment. They can also investigate and argue your case.
Dealing with the end of your marriage can be draining. But the legal aspects of your Claremont annulment don’t have to be. At The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock, a team of family law specialists can help walk you through the annulment process.
Ready to speak with a lawyer from our firm? Call 909-466-7661 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to schedule your consultation in Claremont.