Do I need a lawyer for annulment

I want an annulment because it was a fraud its been 5 yrs i believe the man was deported back to el salvador havent seen or spoken to him since we married in prison will the judge grant me the annulment?

Sacramento, CA -

Attorney Answers (2)

Hillary Johns

Hillary Johns

Family Law Attorney - San Diego, CA
Answered

Ahhh, you haven't stated what the facts are for fraud although, since it's been five years, you really ought to speak with a lawyer as to how to proceed. There are several skilled lawyers on Avvo.

Michael John Apicella

Michael John Apicella

Marriage / Prenuptials Lawyer - Petaluma, CA
Answered

More info is needed to properly answer your question. What is the "fraud" that you claim occured? Please note that the fraud must have been about something vital to the relationship that directly affected why the party who was deceived (you) agreed to the marriage. Some examples are marrying only to get a green card or hiding the inability to have children.

As for the statute of limitations, an annulment on grounds of fraud must be filed within 4 years of discovering the fraud.

You can learn more about CA annulments here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1037.htm

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