Fundamentals of the Divorce Process
There are residency requirements for a California divorce (“marital
dissolution” in California). In order to file for dissolution of
marriage in California, one of the spouses must have:
- Lived in California for at least six (6) months, and
- Lived in the county where the case will be filed for three (3) months before
the filing of the petition.
There is no residency requirement for a nullity or legal separation case.
There is also no residency requirement for a California-registered domestic
partnership. However, an out-of-state domestic partnership may be subject
to the residency requirement in California when dissolving a domestic
partnership that was established out of state.
Learn more about residency requirements for a California divorce and get
informed about the
divorce process in California. If you still have questions or concerns, please call to
schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles divorce lawyers at (323) 655-2105.
California Family Code Section 2320