An annulment, also known as “nullity of marriage” or “nullity of domestic partnership,” is a judgment from the Court that states your marriage or domestic partnership is not legally valid. A marriage or domestic partnership that is annulled may either be void, meaning that it was never a valid marriage or domestic partnership, or voidable, meaning that it was valid, but is later declared void and no longer valid. A San Jose annulment lawyer can help with the process.
Examples of circumstances creating a void marriage or domestic partnership include:
- bigamy, or
- a union that did not meet the state’s solemnization requirements.
Marriages and partnerships that are voidable may include marriages or partnerships where:
- the marriage or domestic partnership was entered into by use of force or fraud,
- one spouse or partner had physical or mental incapacity; or
- one spouse or partner was too young to enter into the marriage or partnership.
Annulments are very rare. Spouses or partners cannot agree to annul a marriage or partnership. A judge must make the determination that the marriage or partnership is annulled.
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Aeschleman Law can meet with you to discuss your individual case and determine whether an annulment may be possible. Contact us for a reduced rate full one-hour consultation.
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