What are the requirements for filing for a divorce?

In order to file for dissolution of a marriage in California, residency requirements must be met.

According to California Family Code Section 297, the couple is not allowed to file papers unless one of the parties has been a resident of California for at least six months and has lived in the county where the filing takes place for at least three months.  In addition, there is a six-month waiting period after the service of process before the dissolution of marriage becomes final.

When you are going through a divorce, it can be difficult to focus on your future.  Divorce is never easy and the decisions you make at that time can affect you and your family for many years.  If you cannot find the strength to make these difficult decisions on your own, contact an experienced Orange County Divorce attorney who will give you the personal attention you need to obtain your goals.  Selecting the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make in your case.