Divorce proceedings decide the outcome of many different aspects of your life and your spouse’s life
California and Los Angeles County Courts Decide the Following in a Divorce or Separation:
All of these matters can have a massive impact on your future. That is why it is important to have an experienced and certified family law specialist you can trust on your side throughout the process.
What Are The Residency Requirements for a California Divorce?
California Family Code § 2320 outlines the residency requirements for a couple who wishes to get a divorce in California. Exceptions to this rule exist for marriages being annulled, legal separation, and those in a same-sex civil union or domestic partnership.
The Residency Requirements Are as Follows:
- One spouse must have resided in the state for a minimum of six months.
- That spouse must have resided in the county where the divorce is filed for at least three months.
While the Defense of Marriage act has been overturned, allowing for same-sex marriage and divorce in any state, couples who opted for a civil union or domestic partnership arrangement before the historic ruling can still run into legal issues when separating. Those in a same-sex non-marriage partnership must have entered into their formal relationship in California in order to apply for divorce. In some cases, if a same-sex couple’s current state of residency refuses to grant the divorce, then California may grant it instead.
Providing Experienced & Compassionate Legal Representation for Your Divorce
Our law firm offers family-oriented legal services, meaning that we do everything in our power to keep your best interests and the best interests of any children involved at the forefront of the case. Contact us if you are in need of a divorce lawyer in Lancaster, CA. We are focused on providing our clients with thoughtful divorce representation and have helped hundreds of clients reach solutions.
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