Legal reasons a judge can annul a marriage
A judge can only annul a marriage if you can show that there was something legally wrong with your marriage from the start. Even if you and your spouse agree you both want an annulment, you still need to prove to the judge there's a legal reason your marriage wasn't valid from the start.
Legal reasons a judge can annul your marriage
Some marriages are never legal in California
These are called void marriages. If your marriage is void, the judge can annul your marriage. A marriage is void if it's based on
- Incest- marriages between close blood relatives (like parent-child, siblings, aunt or uncle and niece or nephew)
- Bigamy - marriages where one of the spouses is already married to someone else