California allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
California Residency Requirements
At least one spouse from the marriage must have lived in California for the last six months. Additionally, the person filing the divorce papers must be a resident of the county for 90 days prior to filing in that county.
Grounds For Divorce
"Irreconcilable Differences" is the grounds for divorce in nearly all California cases. If you do not want to continue your marriage and you want to end your marriage permanently, you have irreconcilable differences.
Filing Your California Divorce
The steps for filing your divorce with DivorceWriter are as follows:
- You review and sign the documents, then file the first set of documents with the court.
- Give your spouse a copy of the petition that was filed with the court.
- File the remaining documents with the court.
- A judge completes your divorce by reviewing the agreement and signing a judgment for divorce.
All documents needed for your divorce are included. Division of property, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), alimony, and more are covered.
DivorceWriter guarantees that your California divorce documents will be accepted by the court or we will refund your purchase in full.