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California Divorce Details

Complete all your required Judicial Council of California divorce forms online and follow the easy, step-by-step instructions. Get divorced without ever going to the courthouse.

California Residency Requirements

At least one spouse from the marriage must have lived in California for the last six months.

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 basic steps for filing your divorce with DivorceWriter are as follows:

  1. Review and sign the completed documents.
  2. File the documents with the court clerk.
  3. The judge completes your divorce by reviewing the agreement and signing the Judgment form.

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.

Where to find Blank State Forms

While not as easy, it is possible to fill out your divorce forms by hand. You can directly download blank forms from the state of California at no cost using these links:

  • Petition - Marriage/Domestic Partnership (FL-100)
  • Summons (Family Law) (FL-110)
  • Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) (FL-105)
  • Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law - Uniform Parentage - Custody and Support) (FL-115)
  • Response - Marriage/Domestic Partnership (FL-120)
  • Property Declaration (FL-160)
  • Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Time) Application Attachment (FL-311)

If your divorce is uncontested and your spouse is willing to sign the papers, you can use DivorceWriter to complete your California divorce forms online.  Select "Continue" to start the interview.

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