Annulment

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Sometimes a nullity action is more appropriate than a divorce. If the Court grants an annulment, it is really saying that the marriage never existed. The family law office of Thomas E. Bouman, Attorney at Law, has been effectively helping people secure marriage annulments for over 25 years. We handle void, and voidable domestic unions, from the most simple to the most complex situations.

To obtain a marriage annulment, contact the Santa Clara marriage annulment law attorneys at the Offices of Thomas E. Bouman, Attorney at Law. We’ll explain the annulment process to you, and what it means in California.

What is a “Void” Marriage? It is an illegal marriage that can never be recognized as a legal marriage in California. Examples include bigamous and incestuous unions.

What is a “Voidable” Marriage? It is a legal marriage that can be deemed a non-marriage by filing a court action and obtaining a decree of nullity which means that the marriage is adjudged to have never existed. Even long-term marriages can be decreed annulled, but a basis for nullity must be present.

Does the Length of the Marriage Make a Difference?

The length of the marriage does not have a bearing on whether a marriage is voidable. Marriages that last many years can be annulled, if voidable reasons exist. On the other hand, termination of marriages that only last a few days sometimes require a divorce because there are no voidable reasons for annulment.

What are some Valid Reasons for Annulment? Among others, some reasons for annulment include underage participants, prior existing marriage, physical incapacity, marriage by force, unsound mind, and fraud.

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To obtain a marriage annulment contact the Santa Clara attorneys at the office of Thomas E. Bouman, Attorney at Law, to schedule a free consultation and to answer your annulment questions.