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There is a difference, legally between an Annulment and Divorce. Our Attorneys and Staff are up-to-date with the current laws, regulations, procedures and required documents that apply to the legal issues of Annulments. The stress, emotional turmoil, frustration, feeling of helplessness, and the consuming thoughts of your family situation can be debilitating. Our Law Firm is here to aid you, support you and represent your legal rights from the onset to completion.

There is a difference between an Annulment and Divorce. An Annulment voids a marriage and returns the parties to the status as prior to married. It’s as if the marriage never occurred.

An Annulment is very hard to obtain and very hard to prove. You must prove the marriage is void as a matter of law, or some type of fraud, coercion, or incompetency. The mere fact that one or both parties are Catholic is insufficient to obtain an Annulment.
An Annulment [or ‘nullity of marriage’ or ‘nullity of domestic partnership’] is when a Court says your marriage is NOT legally valid. After an Annulment, it is if your marriage never happened.

A marriage is NEVER legally valid when it is:
• Incestuous: When the People who are married are close blood relatives; or
• Bigamous: Where a spouse is already married to someone else.
Other marriages can be declared invalid because of:
• The Party filing for the Annulment was under 18 years old at the time of marriage or Domestic Partnership
• Prior ‘existing’ marriage or Domestic Partnership
• Either Party was of ‘unsound mind’ or unable to understand the nature of the marriage, including the obligations that come with it
• Fraud
• Force
• Physical Incapacity

Divorce on the other hand is the dissolution of a marriage between [2] parties requiring them to distribute the property between them in accordance with the laws of the state within which they reside.

California is called a ‘community property state’, which means that all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a party to the marriage during the marriage relationship while living within the state is community property. This community property shall be divided equally between the parties unless they have entered into some other written agreement or made an oral stipulation of the parties in open Court. Separate property of either party to a marriage is that property, real or personal, wherever situated, which they owned prior to entering the marriage relationship or acquired during the marriage by gift, bequest, devise or descent. In a Divorce, the Court will look at many things before determining alimony or Spousal Support, including the ability of the spouse seeking support to support themselves, the ability of a party to pay Spousal Support, the needs of the parties, the duration of the marriage and the standard of living established during the marriage. These maybe simple or can be complicated depending on your situation. “It Just Takes A Call”.

Your issue may be time sensitive, please contact our Law Firm to set-up your Initial Consultation.

Please read the FAQs’ prior to your Initial Consultation.

We file in all California Counties and Cities. In addition, BJ Fadem represents Clients throughout California, the United States and foreign countries with regard to Hague Matters.

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It's not just about the basics! While essentials like food, clothing, and shelter are covered, did you know it can also contribute to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities, and even savings for your child's future? 💡

That means your child's education expenses, including tuition fees, school supplies, and even tutoring services, can be supported by child support. Additionally, medical expenses such as doctor's visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums can be covered.

But it doesn't stop there! Child support can also extend to extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, or summer camps, providing your child with enriching experiences beyond the classroom.

At BJ Fadem, we understand the importance of ensuring your child's needs are met and their future is secure. Let's work together to navigate child support with clarity and purpose.

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It's a common misconception that a long period of separation automatically leads to divorce. In California, however, that's not the case. While separation can be a factor in divorce proceedings, it doesn't trigger an automatic divorce decree.

Divorce in California requires a formal legal process, regardless of the length of separation. This involves filing a petition, serving the other party, and going through the court system to obtain a final judgment.

If you're contemplating divorce after a long separation, our experienced legal team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. We'll ensure your rights are protected and advocate for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more about divorce proceedings and how we can assist you.

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"Can it be done?" Many of our clients have heard "No" from multiple attorneys. At BJ FADEM Law, we thrive on finding creative solutions where others see roadblocks. Let's explore what's possible together! 
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Child abduction is a parent or guardian's worst nightmare. It involves the wrongful removal or retention of a child, often in violation of custody rights. In California, this is taken very seriously, with laws in place to swiftly address and resolve such cases.

At BJ Fadem, Your Family is Our Focus. We understand the gravity of child abduction cases and the immense stress they bring to families. With our expertise in family law and zealous advocacy, we're here to fight for your legal rights and ensure the best interests of your children are protected.

Our extensive experience, current knowledge of the law, and unwavering perseverance make us the ally you need during such challenging times. Trust us to navigate the legal complexities and bring your child safely home.

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It's not just about the basics! While essentials like food, clothing, and shelter are covered, did you know it can also contribute to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities, and even savings for your child's future? 💡

That means your child's education expenses, including tuition fees, school supplies, and even tutoring services, can be supported by child support. Additionally, medical expenses such as doctor's visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums can be covered.

But it doesn't stop there! Child support can also extend to extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, or summer camps, providing your child with enriching experiences beyond the classroom.

At BJ Fadem, we understand the importance of ensuring your child's needs are met and their future is secure. Let's work together to navigate child support with clarity and purpose.

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It's a common misconception that a long period of separation automatically leads to divorce. In California, however, that's not the case. While separation can be a factor in divorce proceedings, it doesn't trigger an automatic divorce decree.

Divorce in California requires a formal legal process, regardless of the length of separation. This involves filing a petition, serving the other party, and going through the court system to obtain a final judgment.

If you're contemplating divorce after a long separation, our experienced legal team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. We'll ensure your rights are protected and advocate for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more about divorce proceedings and how we can assist you.

It Just Takes a Call
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"Can it be done?" Many of our clients have heard "No" from multiple attorneys. At BJ FADEM Law, we thrive on finding creative solutions where others see roadblocks. Let's explore what's possible together! 
#LegalSolutions #nevergiveup 

It Just Takes a Call
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Child abduction is a parent or guardian's worst nightmare. It involves the wrongful removal or retention of a child, often in violation of custody rights. In California, this is taken very seriously, with laws in place to swiftly address and resolve such cases.

At BJ Fadem, Your Family is Our Focus. We understand the gravity of child abduction cases and the immense stress they bring to families. With our expertise in family law and zealous advocacy, we're here to fight for your legal rights and ensure the best interests of your children are protected.

Our extensive experience, current knowledge of the law, and unwavering perseverance make us the ally you need during such challenging times. Trust us to navigate the legal complexities and bring your child safely home.

It Just Takes a Call
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🌍✨ May 15th commemorates a significant occasion established by the United Nations: International Day of Families. It's a moment dedicated to honoring the bedrock of society—the family unit, in all its diverse forms.

Families serve as the cornerstone of a child's development, providing the nurturing environment essential for their success. Each year, the UN shines a light on various themes, tackling global challenges ranging from education to achieving a healthy work-life balance.

On this International Day of Families, let's prioritize fortifying our own familial bonds. Seize the opportunity to express gratitude to those closest to you. Let's revel in the connections that bind us together, transcending differences and embracing love and support.

Together, let's infuse every day with the spirit of celebration, cherishing the invaluable role families play in shaping our lives. 💖

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This Mother's Day, let's also remember the importance of maternal mental health within the context of family law, with sensitivity and inclusivity.

Did you know that maternal mental health challenges can profoundly influence family dynamics and legal proceedings? From custody arrangements to parental rights, it's essential to recognize and address the mental well-being of mothers for the sake of fostering healthy family relationships.

Throughout history, we've witnessed the impact of maternal mental health on legal discourse, underscoring the need for understanding and support. As we navigate this journey, let's strive for compassion and progress.

In May, as we observe Maternal Mental Health Month, let's not only raise awareness but also advocate for legal frameworks that prioritize the mental wellness of mothers and families, free from stigma or discrimination. By fostering empathy and understanding, we can create a legal environment that promotes equity and justice for all. 🤍

So this May, let's celebrate mothers by affirming their strength and recognizing the vital role of family law in safeguarding their well-being and rights. Together, let's work towards a future where every family feels supported and empowered.

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