The divorce process


Getting a divorce in California

Getting a divorce takes at least 6 months. There are 4 major parts of the process and they are the same for couples who are married and for those in a domestic partnership.​ It's the same process to get a legal separation. But, there isn't a required 6-month waiting period.



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Rather watch a series of interactive videos? Click here to watch the Dissolution Orientation Workshop videos that will help you figure out your next steps in your divorce case.