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Q: Divorce in California ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Divorce in California
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: shellyp-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 11 Jul 2006 17:13 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2006 17:13 PDT
Question ID: 745431
Not legally speaking, but theoretically, does a divorce start when
papers are served by one spouse?...or at the end of the six months
waiting period?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Divorce in California
From: crime-ga on 11 Jul 2006 21:05 PDT
Pretty sure that divorce starts the day it is final and entered by the
Court, which is a minimum of six months from the day of filing. 
Again.. pretty sure that California divorce documents include that
fact that the parties are legally separated as of the day of filing.
Subject: Re: Divorce in California
From: gmm567-ga on 13 Jul 2006 19:38 PDT
The divorce starts by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage in court.

You have to get that petition delivered to the other partner for the
proceedings to continue. You have to "serve the papers."

The divorce is final when the court issues a Divorce Decree which is
another peice of paper that goes into your file at the courthouse.

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