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Last August, former NFL QB Erik Kramer said he wanted his marriage annulled due to mental issues.
He and his wife married in 2017, and said he was suffering from depression at that time because of head injuries sustained while in the NFL. Thus, his marriage should not have happened because he was lacking the mental capacity to make this decision.
His wife had already filed for divorce 2 days after he was arrested for domestic violence and charged with misdemeanor battery. Since California equally divides property acquired during a marriage, they would need to divide income earned over the span of their short marriage. She also requested spousal support.
Why does he want an annulment?
It’s likely he is requested an annulment because he does not want to split his property and pay spousal support. If the annulment was honored, he would get to keep 100% of the income earned during his marriage, and would not be responsible for spousal support.
Annulment vs Divorce
Divorce marks the end of a marriage. An annulment essentially means that the marriage was not valid and did not exist.
How do you know if you qualify for an annulment?
An annulment is grated when there is proof that a marriage is void. When a marriage is annulled, it’s like it never happened. You may petition for an annulment in California if you meet one of the following:
–Blood relation. If the spouses are related, the marriage is not legal.
-Bigamy. If one spouse is legally married prior to the second marriage, the marriage is not legal.
–Underage. If either spouse was not 18 or older at the time of marriage, the marriage may be annulled.
–Fraud. Green card marriages are one example of fraud.
–Incurable physical incapacity.
–Unsound mind. If either spouse has a condition that prevented them from understanding what they were doing when they got married, there may be grounds for an annulment. This is common for people who were heavily intoxicated when they got married.
–Force. If either spouse is forced into a marriage, they may petition the Court for an annulment.
If any of these are met, you can file a petition with the Court for annulment. We recommend you speak to a San Diego divorce lawyer to help you understand your rights and whether an annulment, divorce, summary dissolution or legal separation is best for you.
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