California Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in California
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in California. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the California online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in California are as follows:

  • One of the parties to the marriage must be a resident of this state for six months and of the county in which the proceeding is filed for three months immediately preceding the filing of the petition.
  • For the purpose of a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, the husband and wife each may have a separate domicile or residence depending upon proof of the fact and not upon legal presumptions.

  • (California Code - Sections: 297, 298, 2320, 2339)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in California:

  • Irreconcilable Differences:
    • Irreconcilable differences are those grounds which are determined by the court to be substantial reasons for not continuing the marriage and which make it appear that the marriage should be dissolved.
  • Incurable Insanity:
    • A marriage may be dissolved on the grounds of incurable insanity only upon proof, including competent medical or psychiatric testimony, that the insane spouse was at the time the petition was filed, and remains, incurably insane.

    (California Code - Sections: 2310)

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