That's the trending question these days, based on emails we have received
and the input from clients: the means of ending marriage. My motivation
here is to clarify the topic in a series of posts. Anything that remains
unclear, I urge that you contact our office or your attorney.
In California, there are three ways a marriage can be legally dissolved
- when one of the married parties passes away; when a judgment of dissolution
of marriage is ordered by the Court; or when a judgment of nullity of
marriage is obtained.
A "nullity of marriage," also referred to in California as an
annulment, is somewhat rare. Most clients looking to end their marriage
consider a more straight-forward dissolution. However, an annulment of
marriage may be appropriate if your individual circumstances fit within
a specific statutory framework that has been carved out by the Legislature
for nullity proceedings.
The decision to pursue an annulment of marriage may or may not be an easy
one for you to make. This can be a difficult area of the area to explore
on your own. Ariel Tello is an associate with The Buncher Law Corporation
in Irvine. His practice is focused on family law litigation and mediation.
For a free consultation, and more information on the process, please contact
our office at (949) 536-7500.