UNDER THE LAW.
An annulment differs quite drastically from that of a divorce or legal separation case. In an annulment, a court is saying that your marriage was never legally valid in the first place. There are many common misconceptions about an annulment and it will likely require talking to a legal professional to decide if an annulment is appropriate in your case. There are also specific rules in an annulment which do not apply in cases of divorce or legal separation, such as a Statute of Limitations (a deadline to be able to file for an annulment action). The Statute of Limitations varies depending on the legal reason for your annulment, which can be discussed at the time of your consultation.
There are specific legal reasons one can ask for annulment. They are: Incest (marriage by close blood relatives), Bigamy (one spouse is already married to someone else), Age (one spouse was under the age of 18 at the time of marriage), Prior Existing Marriage (differing from Bigamy in that former spouse was absent for at least 5 years and believed to be missing/dead), Unsound Mind (one spouse is not able to understand the nature of marriage), Fraud (one spouse was deceived into entering the marriage), Force (marriage was consented to by one spouse only through force), and Physical Incapacity (one spouse was physically incapacitated so as to make them unable to legally enter into marriage).
This is just an outline of the reasons you can get an annulment in California. You have to prove one of these issues to the judge to have your marriage considered legally invalid. Let us help you determine if an annulment is appropriate for your particular case.