E-Filing Your California Divorce

While e-filing has been implemented statewide for many types of court cases, at this point, only 23 of California’s 67 counties offer e-filing in dissolution of marriage cases. In counties where e-filing is available, it is only mandatory for attorneys. People filing for divorce without a lawyer, or pro se, may choose e-filing or a traditional paper filing in person or by mail at the Court Clerk's office. If you do live in a county where e-filing is an option for divorce cases, whether it's the right choice for you depends on how comfortable you are with things like registering for an account and uploading documents.

Basic E-Filing

  1. Register for an Odyssey eFile CA account.
  2. Prepare your documents for e-filing.
  3. E-file your divorce papers.

More information on e-filing and divorce is available here. DivorceWriter California includes step-by-step instructions for paper filing as well as e-filing using Odyssey eFile CA.

Counties with Divorce E-Filing

The list below indicates the counties where new dissolution of marriage cases can be filed electronically.