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The Difference Between Divorce and Annulment in California

There are only two ways to end a legal marriage: annulment or divorce. An annulment is a legal process that cancels a marriage. The annulment of a marriage means that it is legally erased. It is lawfully declared that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid. A divorce is a legal termination of an existing union. When couples consider ending their marriage – they often aren’t sure whether they should seek an annulment or a divorce yet the two options are very different and in most cases, a marriage isn’t eligible for an annulment. As annulments are meant…

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Does your marriage qualify for an annulment in California?

What is an annulment, and would it be better than getting a divorce? These are questions you should ask and know if you are considering divorce. Here are a few fundamental facts and essentials about getting your marriage annulled in California. You can either have grounds to attain a civil or a religious annulment. Religious annulments can only be administered by a religious body like a church or an associated clergy member. In a civil annulment, a family court declares null the validity of the marriage, which simply means that the marriage really wasn’t reasonably genuine or grounded. Acknowledged grounds…

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What Are The Grounds To Annul A Marriage In California?

There are widespread misperceptions about a marriage annulment in the state of California. The reason for this is many popular cultural beliefs and religion has managed to throw inaccurate and differing views on annulments, especially with respect to the family law. There is a similarity between a divorce and an annulment in a way since both of them determine a couple’s marital status. However, there is a big difference between these two. While a divorce ends a valid and an existing marriage, an annulment declares that though everybody thought there was a marriage, it never existed in the first place….

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Steps for Getting an Annulment from Marriage

Do you feel your marriage could be illegal, invalid or you got married by fraud? If that is the case, it will be useful for you to know how to annul your marriage. The court can declare a marriage to be null and void. This is known as an annulment of a marriage. There dab annulment of a marriage when it does not follow the criteria needed for a marriage in the United States. When an annulment is ordered, the marriage contract becomes void and it is looked upon as if the marriage never happened in the first place. Here…

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Annulment – An Alternative To Divorce

Marriage annulment is a fairly misunderstood concept owing to the inaccurate projection of its legality by the popular religion and culture. Both annulment and divorce can be considered somewhat similar in their basic underlying principle of determining the status of wedlock. However, the major distinguishing factor that separates an annulment from a divorce is the implication of the marital status post a verdict in the court of law in the two cases. What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment? A divorce or a legal separation marks the end of a valid relationship and implies that the couple…

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Defining Annulment Legally

Two legal methods dissolve a marriage: divorce and annulment. An annulment differs from a divorce in that when a couple annuls a marriage, the marriage never happened. Grounds for an annulment vary by jurisdiction, but they may include: concealment, fraud, inability (or refusal) to engage in sexual relations or serious misunderstanding. In California, a marriage is never considered legal if it is bigamous, with one partner already being married to someone else, or incestuous, when the parties are close blood relatives. A case of concealment may involve a spouse hiding a prior criminal record, a drug addiction or a sexually…

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What Is a "Legal Separation" and Should I File for It Instead of Divorce? What About An Annulment?

Legal separation is much like filing for divorce, in that you can obtain many of the same orders regarding custody, division of property, and support.  However, there is one key difference:  at the end of a legal separation case, you are still legally married to your spouse. In situations where a party wants to obtain orders for child custody, visitation, and/or other issues but has not lived in the same county for the past 3 months or in California for the past 6 months to meet the time requirements for filing for divorce, that party can file for Legal Separation…

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Annulling a Marriage May Be the Best Choice in Orange County Cases

There are certain circumstances where it is best to annul a marriage. This is a situation that needs to be discussed with an Orange County divorce attorney. Many people have heard the term annulment but aren’t sure precisely what it means when dealing with a marriage. Simply put, an annulment cancels a marriage, making it like it never happened in the first place. “Keep in mind that not everyone may qualify for an annulment. They must meet certain requirements referred to as a declaration of nullity,” explained Gerald A. Maggio of The Maggio Law Firm in Irvine, California. Why not…

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What is Annulment, and When is it More Appropriate to Seek Instead of Divorce?

Petitioning for a judgment of nullity (instead of divorce) is appropriate where the validity of the marriage is in doubt, i.e. that no valid marriage ever occurred from its inception because it was void or voidable. In other words, whereas a divorce matter seeks to terminate marital status, a nullity action seeks to determine whether any such status ever existed. A marriage may be invalid from its inception either because of problems in statutory formalization procedures (ordinarily marriage license, solemnization and authentication; or because of other legal problems that, notwithstanding proper formalization, render the marriage void or voidable (incestuous, bigamy,…

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