How long does it take for a divorce to become final in California? By law, the divorce can’t be final for at least 6 months (called a waiting period).
What is the final divorce decree in California? Simply put, a final decree of divorce is a formal order from the court that grants the termination of the marriage. If your divorce is contested and ends up at a trial, the judge will issue a judgment. The judgment is confirmed when the decree is signed and dated by the family court judge and the clerk of court.
Can you date before divorce is final in California? The only official reasons for divorce in California are incurable insanity of a spouse or irreconcilable differences. Although dating before your divorce is final is considered adultery, the courts do not consider that when deciding to grant the divorce.
Can having a girlfriend affect my divorce? Generally speaking, the actual act of dating while your divorce is pending will not affect the outcome of a divorce. While you are still legally married to another person, the court distinguishes between pre- and post-separation relationships.