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Navigating Annulments in California with Expertise and Compassion   

Negley Law, APC, is a stalwart legal institution committed to providing expert guidance in family law matters. Among the spectrum of services we offer, annulments hold a distinct place. If you navigate the complex waters of marital dissolution and seek clarity on annulment procedures, our seasoned attorneys are here to guide you. Understanding the nuances of annulments is crucial, and Negley Law, APC, prides itself on being the go-to Ventura annulment lawyer for individuals seeking a fresh start.

Call Negley Law, APC today at (805) 464-7315 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our annulment attorney in Ventura!

How To Nullify Your Marriage

In California, there are two legal avenues for terminating a marriage:

  • divorce (dissolution of marriage)
  • annulment (nullity of marriage).

Both petitions must be filed with the court. Unlike divorce, annulment is possible only under certain conditions described in CA Family Code Section 2200, 2201, 2210, and 2211. If you are considering petitioning for "Nullity of Marriage" or "Nullity of Domestic Partnership," it is important to take action quickly as time is limited. A Ventura divorce attorney can assess your circumstances and advise you if you have grounds for annulment.

What is an Annulment?

An annulment is a legal process that renders a marriage null and void, essentially treating it as if it never occurred. In contrast to divorce, which terminates a valid marriage, an annulment erases the marriage from existence. This legal remedy is available under specific circumstances, emphasizing the importance of discerning whether your case qualifies for annulment.

An annulment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and the grounds for seeking one vary. Common grounds include fraud, bigamy, lack of consummation, or the incapacity of one or both parties to consent to the marriage. Fraudulent inducement into marriage, misrepresentation of facts, and cases where one spouse was already married (bigamy) are grounds that can lead to annulment. At Negley Law, APC, our attorneys delve into the specifics of each case, ensuring that the grounds for annulment are established.

What are the Requirements for an Annulment?

Annulment is only possible if the marriage was not valid initially. The nullity petition requests the court to examine the conditions during the marriage ceremony to determine if there could be a legal marriage. A marriage is considered void if it is an illegal marriage.

Conditions which make a marriage void include:

  • one partner was already legally married
  • one partner was underage
  • irregularities in the license
  • solemnization
  • the relationship is discovered to be incestuous.

A marriage is considered voidable if certain conditions exist, such as the marriage was forced, there was physical or mental incapacity or fraud. An annulment may be requested by either party to the marriage, a parent, a conservator, or a legal spouse. An experienced annulment lawyer can assist you in protecting your legal rights throughout a nullity action.

How Long Does an Annulment Take?

The duration of an annulment process can vary based on factors such as the case's complexity, the cooperation of both parties and the backlog in the legal system. While some cases can be resolved relatively quickly, others may take longer to navigate the legal intricacies.

At Negley Law, APC, our seasoned attorneys understand the importance of a timely resolution. We work diligently to streamline the process while ensuring that no corner is cut when it comes to the thorough examination of your case. Our commitment to efficiency is matched only by our dedication to upholding the highest legal standards.

Contact Our Ventura Annulment Attorney Today

During what may be a very stressful time in your life, our firm prides itself on providing quality legal representation while aggressively protecting your rights. Your concerns are our highest priority. Communication between a client and an attorney should be effortless. Our firm maintains a strict policy of being highly responsive to clients' needs. You need legal counsel who will fight to ensure you achieve a successful outcome in your case. To speak with a skilled and compassionate divorce lawyer, call Negley Law, APC, for an initial consultation.

Contact Negley Law, APC, today to schedule a meeting with our annulment lawyer in Ventura!


Nearly Four Decades of Advocating for Our Clients
  • John Negley is a Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Michael Rutkowski is a Certified Family Law Specialist
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