An annulment (also called "nullity of domestic partnership" or "nullity of marriage") is when a court decides that your marriage is null and “void” (can never be legally recognized as a marriage in the state of California, such as a marriage involving a spouse who is already legally married at the time of the union) or “voidable” (declared void by court decree).

Annulments have to be granted by a judge. Once a marriage is annulled it means that the marriage never existed. Reasons for filing for an annulment can include fraud, marriage by force, mental or physical incapacitation, one spouse is under 18 years of age, or one spouse is still married to someone else. Mello & Pickering, LLP will assist you in determining whether or not you qualify for an annulment and if so, will assist you with this process.

Mello & Pickering, LLP is a family law firm cofounded by attorneys and family law practitioners Jennifer Mello and Traci Pickering. We represent clients throughout Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County, including couples that have filed for divorce and are residents of Morgan Hill, Saratoga, San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Campbell, Gilroy, Milpitas, Atherton, Mountain View, Pleasanton, Menlo Park, Hayward, and Fremont.

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