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Are There Waiting Requirements for Divorce? How Long Does It Take For My Divorce To Be Finalized?

Are There Waiting Requirements for Divorce? How Long Does It Take For My Divorce To Be Finalized?

To file your divorce, either one of the spouses must have lived in the State of California for 6 months and lived in the county for 3 months.

In all cases, your marital status cannot be terminated any earlier than six months after your spouse is served with the divorce papers. So while in mediation all the work of your divorce may be done after just a week or few weeks, the marital status cannot terminate earlier than this 6 month period