Qualifying for an Annulment

While all marriages can be dissolved by divorce, qualifying for an annulment is a more complicated affair. An annulment is a process that nullifies a marriage. This means that the marriage was never valid to begin with and all persons involved in the marriage may return to being single. Some people think that a marriage that has lasted for a short amount of time can automatically qualify for an annulment, but this is not true. The length of time you are married does not qualify you for an annulment.

If you do not qualify for an annulment and would still like to get separated from your spouse, divorce might be a better option for you. If you are considering filing for divorce and need legal advice, contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 760-722-7646 for the legal assistance you need.

Requirements for an Annulment

In order to qualify for an annulment, you generally need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Both participants in the marriage are related to one another or have some kind of close blood bond.
  • One of the participants was underage when the marriage occurred.
  • One of the persons was already married at the time they entered into the marriage.
  • The marriage was unable to be consummated due to impotence.
  • One of the people entered into the marriage by force.

If you meet one of these requirements, you may be able to get an annulment.

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For more information on annulment and divorce, contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 760-722-7646.

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