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I'm currently married to an inmate in a California prison

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I'm currently married to an inmate in a California prison and I live in new jersey. We married in prison and have never consummated the marriage and now I want to get an annulment. How do I go about getting this done?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
You can file for an annulment in NJ, where failure to consummate the marriage is a valid ground for annulment. Upon filing the petition for annulment, you have to get him served by a process server in CA with a copy of the petition and summons to answer the suit. Once he is served, if he does not answer then you file a motion for default judgment and the court can issue the judgment of annulment terminating the marriage.
It is faster for you to hire a local NJ attorney to get this done, because then you would be assured not to miss any steps and it would be done more efficiently.