My spouse and I have been married for 7 months, and it is not working out. We tried marriage counseling, vacationing together, vacationing apart, and even living apart for a couple weeks. This marriage was no-doubt a mistake.
Fortunately, we do not have children to co-parent for the next 18 years. We have no common assets or debts. I am convinced that we didn't enter into this marriage for the right reasons. I am ready to give up on this marriage, and move forward in my life.
Can we annul our marriage based off the short duration?
It is no secret that San Diego County is a military town. Often times, military families face very challenging and unique circumstances, especially when service members are subject to deployment. One of the most common domestic issues amongst military families is child custody issues. In California, service members are protected under Family Code Section 3047. In summary, a parent's deployment is not, by itself, sufficient to modify visitation orders. In fact, Family Code Section 3047 (e) provides: It is the intent of the Legislature that this section provide a fair, efficient, and expeditious process to resolve child custody and visitation issues when a party receives temporary duty, deployment, or mobilization orders from the military.
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"We live in Del Mar, but I am filing for divorce in Spain because that is where we got married." This is a common thought: needing to file for divorce in the same place one married.
That would make sense except what if you haven't lived there in years? No property. No bank accounts. No insurance policies. No club memberships. Nothing. You might go visit friends and family there once in a while though.
As we know, a divorce cannot be finalized overnight, especially if the property and or support issues are contested. If it is a contested divorce, then court appearances are likely required by you unless you have a competent attorney in that county. It would be great expense to make continuous overnight trips to attend hearings for your contested divorce. For these reasons, it does not make sense to file for divorce in the county you married.
However, what if the county you were married in has better divorce laws that result in your favor than your spouse? It makes the continuous overnight trips to attend hearings for your contested divorce worth it, right?