Are you interested in getting out of your marriage without getting a divorce? You may try to seek an annulment, which is essentially a ruling by a court that your marriage was invalid and never existed. However, unlike a divorce, California only allows for an annulment under very limited and specific circumstances. Mere dissatisfaction with the marriage is insufficient to qualify for an annulment. In certain situations, a spouse must seek to annul the marriage within a certain period of time or they will lose the opportunity to annul their marriage.

Some examples which may qualify for an annulment:

• Incest (marriage of family members)

• Bigamy (one spouse was already legally married to a prior spouse at the time of the new


• One spouse was under the age of 18 at the time of marriage (and lacked the necessary

parental consent)

• One spouse’s consent to marriage was obtained by force

• Marriage was obtained by fraud (such as one spouse concealing sterility or an existing

pregnancy, concealing an intent not to live with the other spouse or to have sexual

relations with them, or an alien secretly entering the marriage to obtain a green card)

An experienced Los Angeles annulment attorney can help you annul your marriage

If you are seeking to annul your marriage, it is important that you speak with family a law attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in this area and can advise you properly. The bases for annulment are often very technical and complex; you must prove your case in front of a judge. Lilian will sit down with you and listen to your story; she can advise you on whether or not an annulment is an option for you, and if not, she can represent you in a legal separation or divorce. Contact Lilian today at (310) 920-5810 or to schedule a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation.