What is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce in North County? A divorce is the legal process to terminate a marriage. California is a “no fault” divorce state which assumes every divorce is due to irreconcilable differences. You do not have to have a specific reason such as adultery or abuse to file for a divorce. If one party wishes to divorce the other cannot put a stop to the process.
An annulment is quite different under the law. An annulment is the legal process to declare a marriage never happened from a legal point of view. There are several examples of cases where an annulment is deployed such as one of the parties being under the legal age to consent to marry, close blood relations, the use of force or coercion, or the fact that one of the partners was already married or in a domestic partnership. An annulment is much faster and easier from a legal process assuming the conditions surrounding the reason for the annulment exist.
The experienced family law attorneys at Burke & Domercq have represented annulment cases, divorce, child custody, spousal support and post decree modifications before North County family law courts for decades. We can answer any question you have regarding an annulment or divorce if you contact our Carlsbad offices or call 760-712-3741. We represent clients across North County San Diego including Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, Escondido, and Rancho Santa Fe.