Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney

Orange County Annulment Lawyer With Experience

California Marriage Annulment

Barbara McNamara is a family law attorney based in Orange County, California.  She helps clients with marriage annulments.

Many couples realize after getting married that it wasn’t the right decision for them. However, not everyone has to go through a divorce to reverse the decision. If you were involved in a “sham marriage” or an accidental marriage, you may be able to get an annulment. This is often the easiest and fastest way to dissolve a marriage, but an annulment can only be successfully filed for under certain circumstances. An annulment can only be granted if you can prove that your marriage should legally be considered null and void.

You may be able to have your marriage annulled if:

  • You found out that you and your spouse are blood related, but had no prior knowledge of this before getting married;
  • Your partner was already married to someone else at the time of your marriage and you had no idea that your new spouse was still legally married to someone else;
  • You were forced or threatened into the marriage;
  • Your spouse misled you about an important fact about him or herself, like he/she is sterile and promised you children, when in fact he/she biologically cannot have children.

As a certified family law specialist in the State of California, I have had extensive experience in working with clients who are interested in having their marriage annulled. I understand what is required for an annulment, and can work with you and your partner to determine whether an annulment is the right option for you. I can help you build your case for annulment, and assist you in the filing of the required paperwork. I will consult with you to help you reach an agreement with your partner on all terms of the annulment.

If you are considering an annulment, you need an experienced, qualified family law attorney by your side to help guide you through the process. Call me today at (714) 740-2542 for a consultation.

California state info for marriage annulment


Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011. I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop. At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial......
Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom! I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We.....
I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest. Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails. Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara! –A. Esparza
Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case. I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case. Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way. I highly recommend her services to all my family and.....
I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process. I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner. My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything.....
My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process. Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient. –name confidential