The factors concerning legal separation and annulment are varied and depend on the person’s individual circumstances. Therefore, it is best to talk with an attorney to determine whether you should file for divorce (dissolution of marriage) or legal separation. Contact Garry J. Bowman by email or telephone to discuss your specific situation.
Annulments are referred to in California law as Nullity of Marriage. Very few marriages can be terminated by a Nullity proceeding because the grounds for Nullity are very limited. Most Nullity cases are based upon the fact that a party has a prior marriage which was never terminated or various fraudulent activities. There are other grounds which you may be able to assert.
A legal separation is available to anyone seeking all of the attributes of divorce (dissolution of marriage) without termination of the marital status. The reasons for not wanting to terminate the marriage may be due to religious or financial reasons. Often, a spouse has concerns about the future financial dealing of the other spouse which may create future financial burdens that are unacceptable. A legal separation allows insurance benefits and tax benefits to continue as before the legal separation.
Contact Garry J. Bowman by email or telephone to discuss your specific situation. Garry has been specializing in Family Law for over 40 years and is recognized publicly as a superior provider of diversified legal services including: divorce, estate planning, adoption and restraining orders.
Garry J. Bowman is a San Diego Family Law Attorney, handling cases in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Penasquitos,East County, Alpine, El Cajon, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Jamul, Rancho San Diego, South Bay, National City, Chula Vista, Eastlake and Imperial Beach. He frequently appears in the Superior Courts located in Downtown San Diego, Chula Vista and El Cajon.