Los Angeles County Lawyer: Annulments

If you are seeking an annulment, you must recognize that California law only allows for one under very specific and limited circumstances. A mere lack of satisfaction in the marriage is not sufficient to warrant an annulment.

Here are the three main cases when you might be able to seek an annulment:

  • If one of the parties was younger than 18 at the time of marriage
  • If the marriage involved incest or bigamy
  • If one of the parties was unable to consummate the marriage

There is also a catchall fourth category of "other reasons set out by California law." Because the circumstances that warrant an annulment are limited, divorce or legal separation are necessary alternatives in most cases.

The Experience To Handle All Your Family Law Needs

At the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan, we represent clients throughout Los Angeles County and the surrounding counties of Southern California in a wide range of family law matters. We handle divorce, legal separations and annulments.

If you are thinking about an annulment and want to know more about your rights, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case. We can advise you whether or not an annulment is an option in your case, and if it is not we can represent you in a legal separation or divorce. To contact our attorney, call 818-334-2932.

Legal Separation

If you are seeking an annulment for religious reasons, a legal separation may be an alternative when you are ineligible for an annulment. In a legal separation proceeding, you can seek child custody, parenting time, spousal support, child support, and the division of marital property and debts.

Find Out More

To learn more about annulments, legal separation, divorce and other family law matters, email the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan in Glendale.