Annulment Attorney in Ventura
What Is an Annulment?
Where a divorce ends an existing marriage, an annulment states that the marriage was not valid at any point. If granted, an annulment makes it so that legally, the marriage in question never existed. The process of getting an annulment is similar to that of obtaining a divorce. However, there are many complex statutes of limitations that determine time limits on when annulments can be filed. Also, because being granted an annulment means your marriage never legally existed, there are serious financial and custodial ramifications that can arise and must be dealt with proactively.
Call us at (805) 804-9100 and allow our Ventura family law attorneys to assist you during this complicated time.
Grounds for Annulment
In California, the individual seeking an annulment is required to provide sufficient proof to convince the judge of the invalidity of their marriage.
The request might be granted if it can be proven that:
- The couple is related by blood
- One spouse forced the other to get married
- Either spouse is of “unsound mind”
- A spouse was legally married already at the time of subsequent marriage
- The one seeking an annulment was a minor at time of the union
- Either spouse committed fraud to secure the marriage
- A spouse has an “incurable physical incapacity”
Our Firm Is Ready to Fight for You
While obtaining an annulment can provide the solution you are searching for to dissolve a marriage you feel should never have happened, the process is complicated and can involve far-reaching risks. It is of vital importance that you seek legal counsel that has experience dealing with annulments and can advise you through every step of the process. Our Ventura family lawyers at Zahn Law Office are committed to providing you with quality legal service at reasonable rates.
Trust us to guide you through this process. Reach out today at (805) 804-9100 to schedule your free in-person consultation.