Annulment in California
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An annulment in California is known as 'Nullity of Marriage'. According to the statute of California, for some specific reasons existing during the marriage, a valid marriage never occurred and thus the bond is illegitimate right from its inception. The definition of marriage according to the statute of California is as follows: "a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman, to which the consent of the parties capable of making the contract is necessary."
The 'Nullity of marriage' is applicable to two types of marriages. These types of marriages eligible to obtain the nullity are as follows:
Grounds for the Annulment / Nullity of Marriage in California:
There are specific grounds given by the statute of California for the grant of the nullity of marriage or annulment in California. These grounds are different for void marriages and voidable marriages.
Let's take a detailed look at these grounds:
Grounds for the Annulment or Nullity of Void Marriage in California:
There are three grounds specified for the annulment or nullity of void marriages as given by the statute of California. These grounds are as follows:
Grounds for the Annulment or Nullity of Voidable marriages in California:
However, these grounds cannot be considered valid if both the partners have cohabited with each other for the duration of marriage and annulment cannot be granted on the basis of these allegations.
For a marriage to be valid, the free consent should be followed by the issuance of the marriage license by the state court, solemnization, grant of the authenticity and the certificate of marriage is granted after the completion of the marriage ceremony. We can conclude that valid marriage cannot be made mere with cohabitation and free consent. There are other things that need to be considered.
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