Finding Clarity and Closure Through Annulment
Annulment is a legal process that declares a marriage null and void, as if it never legally existed. At Jafari Law and Mediation Office, we provide specialized annulment services in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. Our family-owned firm, with over 20 years of experience, offers compassionate and knowledgeable guidance to those seeking annulment, ensuring a clear understanding and efficient handling of your case.
Unlike divorce, which ends a valid marriage, an annulment treats the marriage as though it never legally happened. This is typically pursued when a marriage is considered invalid due to specific legal reasons.
Grounds for Annulment in California
- Incest: Marriages between close blood relatives.
- Bigamy: One spouse is already legally married to someone else.
- Underage Marriage: One or both parties were under 18 without proper consent or court order.
- Fraud or Misrepresentation: One party was deceived about significant aspects of the relationship.
- Force or Coercion: Consent to marry was obtained through force or duress.
- Incapacity: One party was mentally incapacitated or physically unable to consummate the marriage.
- Unsound Mind: One or both parties lacked the mental capacity to understand the nature of marriage.
Our Annulment Services
We assist with all aspects of the annulment process, including:
- Legal Consultation: Evaluating your situation to determine if annulment is an option.
- Filing for Annulment: Preparing and filing the necessary legal paperwork.
- Representation: Providing legal representation throughout the annulment process.
- Negotiation: Addressing issues related to property, debts, and children, if applicable.
Why Choose Jafari Law and Mediation Office?
- Expert Legal Knowledge: We have a deep understanding of the nuances and legalities surrounding annulments.
- Compassionate Support: Our team approaches each case with empathy and sensitivity.
- Strong Advocacy: We assertively defend your rights and interests throughout the annulment process.
- Local Insight: Our familiarity with Los Angeles and Orange County laws ensures tailored and relevant guidance.
- Family-Centered Values: As a family-owned firm, we prioritize your well-being and peace of mind.
If you are contemplating annulment in Los Angeles or Orange County, contact Jafari Law and Mediation Office for a consultation. We are dedicated to providing clear, compassionate, and assertive legal support to guide you through the annulment process.
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An annulment declares a marriage null and void, as if it never legally existed, whereas a divorce ends a valid marriage.
Timeframes vary based on the grounds for annulment. For instance, annulment due to age must be filed before the underage spouse turns 22.
Yes, children born in a marriage that is later annulled are considered legitimate.
No, unlike divorce, there are no specific residency requirements for filing an annulment in California.