Annulment Lawyers

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Do you need a Redding annulment lawyer? Redding CA divorce attorney Rupert Corkill can help. An annulment (also called "nullity of domestic partnership" or "nullity of marriage") is when a court decides that your marriage is null and “void” (can never be legally recognized as a marriage in the state of California, such as a marriage involving a spouse who is already legally married at the time of the union) or “voidable” (declared void by court decree). There are several specific conditions for which grounds for an annulment may be granted:

  • Bigamy
  • Marriage to a relative (incest)
  • Underage Spouse
  • Coercion
  • Fraud
  • Mental/Physical Incapacity

Annulments have to be granted by a judge. Once a marriage is annulled, it means that the marriage never existed.

Annulments Resulting From Fraud

Entering into a marriage deceitfully is grounds for an annulment. One example of fraud is when sterility or pregnancy that was not known prior to the marriage is discovered after the ceremony. Denying sexual relationships or an unwillingness to have children when that was previously promised is also a form of fraud. In addition, a fraudulent marriage, entered in order for someone from another country to secure a green card, can be annulled. Discovering a past criminal record or fugitive status could also lead to an annulment of the marriage.

Although not an easy decree to obtain,  family law attorney Rupert Corkill has successfully counseled and litigated annulments and can carefully decipher whether an annulment is or was the appropriate legal action for the client. We are dedicated to helping those all across Shasta County, including Redding and other areas surrounding Redding, CA. Our goal is to work toward a fair resolution of your concerns, with a very responsive, compassionate and competent approach to the process. We are as aggressive as necessary but we have a firm commitment to do as much as possible to seek an early, equitable conclusion in all matters. Our firm focuses on family law issues, and that focus has given us the knowledge about the grounds to annul a marriage and the experience to aggressively represent our clients.

If you are unsure whether or not seeking an annulment is right for you, contact the Redding family law attorney Rupert Corkill today about your particular situation. We offer free initial 15 minute consultations and with just a single phone call to our location, your concerns and questions can be answered. We can be reached at: Office: (530) 209-9593 and our offices are located at 1725 Oregon St, Redding, CA 96001.

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