Newport Beach Annulment Attorneys Guiding and Helping Clients Nullify Their Marriages
Even though people get married with the intention of being together forever, the reality is that not all marriages are meant to be. When this happens, you can seek legal separation, usually in the form of an annulment.
Also known as a nullity in California, annulments are a different type of legal separation from divorce. With annulments, your marriage will be voided, and it’ll be as though you were never married in the first place – once the courts make the decree.
With divorce though, it’ll be on record that you were married. So, you’ll have an ex-wife or ex-husband. With an annulment, none of that applies. You’ll simply revert to your maiden name (if you took on your ex’s name), and will never be associated with them.
However, to qualify for an annulment, there are specific conditions required before that can happen. It’s not enough to just want it. There are requirements that qualify you for an annulment. This is why you need the help of our highly skilled annulment lawyers in Newport Beach to help navigate this highly complicated process.
What are the Grounds for Annulments in Newport Beach?
In California, the laws are pretty clear on the circumstances in which you can file for an annulment. These include:
- Bigamy – if the partner is still legally married when they wedded you, the marriage can be voided
- Mental or physical incapacity to consummate the relationship
- Marrying a minor – anyone under the age of 18 years
- Deception and fraud – if one party went into the marriage with the clear intention of committing a fraudulent act or hiding important physical/mental conditions e.g. duping one of their money and assets or gaining citizenship status
- Incest – a situation where siblings knowingly/unknowingly marry
- Coercion – where someone was forced into marriage
- Married while in a state of unsound mind – a party was intoxicated/inebriated, unconscious, or in a state of mind where they didn’t understand or consciously consider the implication of marriage
When is the Best Time to File for an Annulment in Newport Beach?
That depends on the circumstances of your marriage. There’s a statute of limitation that applies to every situation:
- Bigamy – you can file for an annulment at any time (as long as the person is still alive).
- Mental or physical incapacity – within four (4) years of marriage
- Marrying a minor – petition should be filed within 4 years after they turn 18
- Deception and fraud – petition should be filed within 4 years after discovery
- Incest – any time after this is discovered
- Coercion – petition for an annulment can be filed at any time
How Can Sarieh Law Offices, ALC Help With Annulments in Newport Beach?
The process of filing for an annulment in Newport Beach requires the skills and counsel of highly qualified annulment attorneys. Those who need help from a professional should reach out to the team of Newport family law attorneys from Sarieh Law Offices. Our annulment attorneys have a unique set of skills that will help make this process easier for you.
Through our guidance, legal advice and efforts, we can file for your marriage dissolution quickly, so that you can move on with your life and remarry after your annulment –if you want.
Ready to move forward? Call Sarieh Law Offices, ALC at 949-828-2267 toll-free today.