Welcome to the Law Offices of Beverly Hills Annulment Lawyer Barry Fischer. Attorney Barry Fischer has been providing skilled, trusted legal representation to individuals in and around Beverly Hills for 30 years, and has successfully helped numerous clients obtain annulments. The Law Offices of Barry Fischer is a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated Family Law Firm, and Mr. Fischer is a California State Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law.
If you are married and have questions about the necessary requirements to obtain an annulment, contactthe Law Offices of Beverly Hills Annulment Lawyer Barry Fischer at (310) 788-0900 for a free, comprehensive case consultation. One of our skilled and experienced Family Law Lawyers will meet with you to review the circumstances pertaining to your marriage, and determine whether you qualify for an annulment or need to go through divorce proceedings.
How to Obtain an Annulment in Beverly Hills
An annulment is the legal nullification of a marriage. When granted, in the eyes of the law your marriage never took place. Under California Law, there are two types of annulment actions:
A void marriage is one that is deemed legally invalid due to violation of California law. Examples of void marriages include a bigamous marriage or an incestuous marriage.
A voidable marriage is one that is treated as legally valid unless one or both parties to the marriage can prove that specific circumstances exist which justifies the granting of an annulment. The court may annul a marriage if any of the following requirements are met:
Physical Incapacity resulting in the inability to consummate the marriage
Underage Participants who Lacked Parental or Judicial Consent to Marry
Although many individuals believe that long-term marriages cannot be annulled, from a legal point of view the duration of the marriage is irrelevant if the requisite qualifying circumstances are met.
There are significant advantages to obtaining an annulment rather than divorcing the other party. Divorce proceedings require the division of community property assets and potentially an award of alimony, as well as a mandatory six month waiting period before the final divorce decree is issued by the Court.
However, while there are benefits to annulling a void or voidable marriage, the process can be lengthy and proving that you meet the requirements to annul a voidable marriage can be both complicated and difficult.
Contact a Knowledgeable Annulment Lawyer in Beverly Hills for a Free Consultation
The decision to annul a marriage can be just as stressful and difficult as making the decision to divorce, and requires advice from an experienced attorney. Quite often clients who have decided to annul a marriage undergo the same emotional turmoil and uncertainty. Call to speak directly to an annulment attorney today!