Temecula, CA, Annulment

Holding hands with wedding ringsIn a diverse town such as Temecula, California, there are many types of relationships. Whether you’re married or in a committed relationship, making a life in Temecula comes with many joys. But, a relationship can come with hardship as well. We’ve all heard the saying “marriage isn’t easy,” but that takes on a whole new meaning when a married couple finds out that their marriage wasn’t valid.

An invalid marriage is also known as a void or voidable marriage. Some of the circumstances that might constitute a voidable marriage are if one of the parties was still legally married to another person when the marriage took place or if “fraud” is associated with the reasons for the marriage.

The key difference between an annulment and a divorce is that, while a divorce is an end to a valid marriage that did not work for personal or financial reasons, an annulment is the end to a marriage that was not valid in the first place.

If you’ve entered into a voidable marriage unknowingly, you may be at a loss for what to do or how to go about doing it. An annulment, or termination of marriage, is likely your best option — but how does an annulment get granted? The California law and court system requires that the party who unknowingly entered into a voidable marriage come to the Court and ask for an annulment within a certain time period of learning about the fraud of marriage. The spouse who was led into the marriage must provide evidence that the marriage took place on fraudulent terms.

If you need to file a request for marriage annulment in Temecula, consult with a family law attorney beforehand. When you make a visit to the Court to request an annulment, they may ask personal and intimate questions in order to prove your marriage is voidable. This situation can be daunting, and a lawyer can help prepare you for the process in order to make it as easy on you as possible.

If you’re in need of an annulment, don’t let the overwhelming legal process overwhelm you. The attorneys at Julie Clark, Attorney at Law have served countless clients in Temecula and have the experience and expertise to support and assist you through the entire process.

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