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Do You Qualify for an Annulment?

If you recently were married and have decided that the relationship is not working out for you, then you have the right to file for a divorce or an annulment. In most cases, couples have to go through the divorce process in order to become legally separated. Yet there are times that they may qualify for an annulment. This is an action that will make it appear like your marriage never happened. You will need to prove that your spouse has violated specific laws in order to obtain an annulment. You cannot use “irreconcilable differences” as grounds for an annulment. Instead, you will have to prove that you are entitled to an annulment based on duress, mental incapacitation, or lack of assent to marry.

You can also file for annulment based on a failure to consummate the marriage, or because of an underage spouse. If a spouse is under the age of 18 and this was not revealed until after the wedding then the couple has the right to an annulment . As well, couples have the right to an annulment if they have committed bigamy, or if there was fraud in the marriage. As well, if there was consanguinity (the marriage between close relatives) then this is a reason for annulment. Annulment is essentially the reversal of a marriage, rather than the termination of one.

It will make it as if the wedding and ceremony never happened and the couple was never officially declared husband and wife. If you want to opt of an annulment, then you will want to hire a lawyer to help you. With the right attorney on your side, you will be able to make sure that you qualify for an annulment and you can pursue this action without worrying about whether or not you are completing the procedure correctly. You will want to start the process with the help of a lawyer and fill out the necessary paperwork. You will then need to ask someone over the age of 18 to serve the summons, and notify your spouse of your intention to dissolve the union. Talk to a San Fernando family lawyer at Cutter & Lax today for more information!

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