To get a divorce in California, at least one of the spouses has to have been a resident of the state for at least six months before filing the divorce petition. You must also live in the county where you file the divorce petition for at least three months before filing. www.caparalegalservices.com
No, you cannot serve documents in your own case. Anyone over the age of eighteen (18) who is not a party to the action can serve papers on the other side.
Child support in California is based on a mandatory uniform guideline, which uses an algebraic formula to determine the amount of child support.
The judge must decide the child support amount based on a guideline calculation. California has established a formula to calculate guideline child support.
There is a no fault divorce law in California. There is no need to prove “fault” of one or the other spouse or partner in the deterioration of marriage or partnership from the court’s point of view. The grounds for divorce in California are that there are irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. www.caparalegalservices.com
Spousal support is a discretionary order, meaning the court has great freedom in determining what amount of support, if any, should be paid in a particular case, and for how long spousal support should be paid.
After you are divorced, or the court grants an annulment, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again. A legal separation does not end a marriage or domestic partnership.