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Is your Marriage Eligible for an Annulment?

Posted on: November 25, 2019

Is your Marriage Eligible for an Annulment?

Are you unhappy in your marriage? If so, and you’re looking for a way out of it, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help. We have 25 years of experience in family law matters, especially divorce. If you want out of your marriage there are many options to consider, one of which is an annulment.

What is an annulment? Are you eligible for an annulment? At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we can answer all these questions and more.  Keep reading to learn more about annulments and whether they’re an option for you.  Then, when you’re ready to move forward with the process of leaving your spouse, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP.

What is an annulment?

An annulment is different from a divorce. A divorce is a legal dissolution of marriage whereas an annulment is when a judge deems that a marriage was never legal in the first place. In fact, if you receive an annulment it means that you were not legally married.

What are the legal reasons for an annulment?

Most people think that annulments are only for marriages that have lasted for a couple of weeks, but that isn’t the case. An annulment is not based on the length of a marriage, rather there are legal reasons when an annulment would be granted. These include:

  1. It was an incestuous marriage, meaning the couple was related by blood
  2. The marriage was bigamous, meaning one spouse was already married to someone else
  3. One of the parties was not 18 years old at the time the marriage occurred
  4. The marriage was a result of fraud
  5. A party is found to be unsound of mind and was not able to legally consent to the marriage
  6. One or both of the parties was forced into the marriage
  7. One of both of the parties are incapable of sexual relations and cannot be treated or cured

Are there alternatives to an annulment?

If you are not eligible for an annulment there are other options. You can file for divorce or legal separation. It is important to note that your partner does not need to agree to the divorce in the state of California. If you want to learn more about dissolving your marriage, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today.  

Contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today for help through the annulment or divorce process.

If you are unhappy in your marriage, there are several options available to you. If you believe your marriage qualifies for an annulment, reach out to the experienced family law attorneys at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP. We will review your case and determine the best course of action moving forward. Even if annulment isn’t an option, we can help you secure a legal separation or a divorce from your spouse. Contact our office today at 909-482-1422 to schedule a consultation with our experienced family law attorneys.

To learn more about the family law services that we offer at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, visit us on the web at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP.

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 N. Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711 USA
909-482-1422