What does no-fault divorce mean in California? “California is a ‘no fault’ divorce state, which means that the spouse or domestic partner that is asking for the divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse or domestic partner did something wrong. To get a no fault divorce, [a] spouse or domestic partner has to state that the couple cannot get along.
How long does a no-fault divorce take in California? In most cases, uncontested divorces in CA take an average of six months. Most of these cases are faster, because you can work with an attorney to complete the paperwork and handle communications with the courthouse via mail. It is common for divorces to start as uncontested and later become contested, however.
What is the wife entitled to in a divorce in California? In California, a wife may be entitled to 50% of marital assets, 40% of her spouse’s income in the form of spousal support, child support, and primary child custody. These entitlements are based on the marriage’s length and each spouse’s income, among other factors.
How much does a no-fault divorce cost in California? The total costs can range from $5,500 to $38,000. The average cost is $17,100 for couples without children. The average cost is $26,300 for couples with children. The cost of divorce in California is 37% higher than the national average (due to a higher cost of living)