In California, divorce is the changing of legal status from married to unmarried and is separate from issues like spousal support (alimony), property division, and child custody.
Getting divorced in California can be a very difficult, but we hope to provide information for you to make your decisions. The pages that are provided here are meant to give you enough information so you can have the California divorce you want and need.
Divorce in California
There are 3 types of marital actions: dissolution, legal separation, and nullity.
A dissolution action is where your marriage is terminated. It is your typical divorce.
In almost every case, the grounds for a dissolution action or legal separation are “irreconcilable differences.” Courts are willing to find irreconcilable differences for virtually any type of marriage problem.
In effect, you don’t have to prove your spouse was somehow at fault for the failure of your marriage. If it appears to the court, however, that there is the possibility of reconciliation, the court must postpone the action for no more than 30 days.