Cerritos Annulment Lawyer

Los Angeles Annulment AttorneyUnder California law, dissolution ends a marriage that was never “valid” to begin with. Annulment is similar to divorce, except that in an dissolution you declare that the marriage was never valid, whereas divorce recognizes that the marriage was indeed valid at one time. The courts in California do not approve every dissolution request. The requirements for an annulment are exacting, and many couples will need to consider divorce as an alternative. When you turn to The Law Offices of Paul J. Duron – in Cerritos – an experienced California family law attorney can help you determine if you meet the legal requirements for annulment and if annulment is the best option for you. If so, our family law/divorce lawyers can provide you with the aggressive, strategic representation, mediation and other legal services you need to get results. Call us at once for help with annulment, divorce, or legal separation in Los Angeles County.


A divorce or annulment can be a very personal, emotional process, especially when children are involved. Unfortunately, not every marriage can qualify for an annulment in California.  Your marriage must meet one of these eight conditions to qualify for annulment in the State of California:

1. The marriage was forced rather than voluntary.

2. The marriage was bigamous because one partner was already married to another person.

3. The wedding was incestuous because the partners were blood-related.

4. The wedding was fraudulent, such as a marriage exclusively to receive a green card.

5. One spouse was not yet 18 years old when the marriage took place.

6. One spouse was not “of sound mind” when the marriage took place.

7. One spouse cannot consummate the marriage and the ailment appears incurable.

8. A former spouse missing five or more years or assumed to be dead returns.

Proving that your wedding meets one of these conditions isn’t always easy. Cerritos annulment attorney Paul J. Duron has considerable experience helping clients who seek to annul their marriages. If dissolution is the alternative you choose, family law attorney Paul Duron can help you. He is also available to offer legal advice and representation in and out of court in a number of other matters, such as child custody, visitation agreements, spousal support and paternity issues.


Every client and prospective client at the Law Offices of Paul J. Duron is treated with absolute dignity and complete respect. Simply schedule an appointment by calling (562) 309-8520 in Cerritos, or by completing the form on this website’s contact page. The Law Offices of Paul J. Duron serves clients throughout Los Angeles County including L.A., Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Cerritos. If you need help or advice with annulment or any matter of family law, don’t wait. Call or contact a Long Beach annulment attorney today.