Los Angeles, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: If your marriage is only one year old is it a divorce or annullment

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends on the facts of the marriage. Generally divorce is the path, as reasons for annulment are rare. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Ashley Negrette
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Ashley Negrette
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  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is very rare that anyone can get an annulment these days. That's not to say it is impossible, but to be sure you should meet with a divorce attorney.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
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  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The length of the marriage is not the determining factor. An annullment (aka nullity) only applies in very limited circumstances, which are set forth in the Family Code. If those circumstances do not apply to your situation, then you would file for divorce. Your case may qualify for a "Summary Dissolution". It may be beneficial to you if you consult with an attorney one-on-one.

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