Thank you for your question.
First of all, please be safe and G_d bless you. You keep us safe and you are a hero for doing so.
Second of all, if you are in California, yes, you DO have grounds for an annulment
but I must warn you that it would be a tough uphill battle for which you should consider retaining counsel. For whatever reason getting an annulment is harder than getting divorced.
There are 7 grounds for an annulment in your state. They are incest, bigamy, minority, unsound mind, force, physical incapacity, and fraud. The one you can pursue is for "unsound mind":
- Unsound Mind: If one of the spouses was of “unsound mind” at the time of marriage, it is voidable, unless, after coming to reason, s/he freely continues to live with his or her spouse as a married couple. There is one important distinction: If the spouse was of unsound mind but at the time of marriage had a lucid period, the marriage is valid and not voidable.
“Unsound mind” in this context means that the person is unable to understand the nature of the marriage contract and all the obligations and rights that come along with it.
Either the unaffected spouse or a relative or conservator of the unsound spouse can file a petition for annulment.
Good luck to you.
Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 10/1/2010 at 4:33 AM EST