We married in November 2011. He left 4 days later to his station in Okinawa, Japan.He thought it would be best for me to move in with his parents, so being the loving & caring wife that I was,I did. Leaving my job, my friends, &my family...He hasn't been helping me out financially tho since November. It didn't bother me at first because his parents were literally taking care of me, but it came to the point where i needed my female necessities and I had no money to buy what i needed It was HUMILIATING.Then i get a message he wants an annulment. I dont think thats even possible unless I file for him commiting fraud.He married me for the military money.I havent gotten a single dime from him. Hes been shopping online, while ive been fending for myself with 6 months worth of backed up bills.Apart from that, he has all my documents, Marriage certificate, passport, social security card, & birth certificate. I cant even get a job if i tried because i cant prove I am a citizen. He said he needed it so i can "be put in the system". I sent him the paperwork in January. I haven't gotten anything back but he claims he mailed it. After i got the phone call stating he didnt want to be married anymore, i left his parents house in search for a job back in my home town. Right now I'm staying with a friend, i continue to have no money, my bills are 6 months backed up, & now my phone is disconnected. I need as much legal advice as possible! I'm so lost. I already contact his command but I don't know whats going on because i have no way of them reaching me. Please help.
You can learn much about annulments in CA by reading the info contained in the following website: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1037.htm
After carefully reviewing such info, it would be a good idea to call a local family law lawyer. Many family law lawyers provide free consults to those who live in the same county. You are of course entitled to get back all your personal documents. Additionally, you will be entitled to child support to help pay you and your child's expenses.
Finally, you can get limited free legal assistance at your local county family courthouse.
Annulment is a very specific cause of action and is generally most used in instances of fraud pertaining to the marriage, but it is very fact-specific. You should consult with a local family law attorney and discuss your particular facts to see if annulment is right for you.
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