What documents are needed to file for divorce in California?
|Petition — Marriage/Domestic Partnership
|Summons (Family Law)
|Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
|Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law — Uniform Parentage — Custody and Support)
Are divorce records public in California? California makes divorce records available to the public unless a divorce court has sealed the records. Any member of the public can access the papers of most divorce cases. To be sure, the information in your divorce case could include personal details.
Where do I get divorce papers in California? The California Department of Public Health maintains vital records, including divorce records. These records can be accessed online or by visiting the department’s offices. The Superior Court of California also provides access to divorce records.
Can you divorce in California without going to court? Yes. In California, getting divorced without going to court is called getting an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your split, you can put everything in writing and ask for approval from the judge.