What Are My Options When it Comes to Ending My Marriage?

What Are My Options When it Comes to Ending My Marriage?No one gets married with the intention of getting a divorce but sometimes things do not work out the way you planned them. In many instances, couples that got married thinking it would last forever find themselves looking at their options for ending the marriage. What are your options when it comes to ending your marriage in California? Keep reading to learn more about divorce options and how Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help you through the process.

Can My Marriage Be Annulled in California?

You can have a marriage annulled in California, but only in certain circumstances, including:

  • Incest: The parties are related by blood
  • Bigamy: One of the individuals is already married
  • Age: One of the individuals is not above the age of consent
  • Unsound Mind: A party has a mental condition that prevents them from understanding the nature and duties of marriage
  • Fraud: One party perpetrated fraud to obtain the other’s consent to marriage
  • Force: An individual was forced into the marriage against their will

If your situation doesn’t fall under any of the criteria listed above, there are still other ways to end your marriage.

Other Options for Ending a Marriage in California

If you do not qualify for an annulment you can apply for a legal separation or a divorce. What is the difference between the two?

A legal separation does not legally end a marriage. However, it allows the couple to live apart and the court will issue orders regarding spousal support, child custody, and child support. This is an option for couples that do not want to legally end their marriage due to financial, religious, or personal reasons.

Divorce is the other way to end a marriage. This will legally end your marriage and the court will issue orders regarding the division of property, support payments, and child custody.

If you need help ending your marriage, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today.

Are you looking for help ending your marriage? If so, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help. We have over 28 years of experience and have handled countless divorce cases. Whether you are going through mediation or taking your case to court, we can assist and help you get the best outcome possible. If you are ready to move forward, contact us today at 909-482-1422 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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