How do I check the status of my divorce 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.
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.
How long after filing for divorce is it final in California? By law, the divorce can’t be final for at least 6 months (called a waiting period).
How do you find out if you are divorced?
- Most courthouses have a public records computer terminal. You can search by your name or the name of your spouse. Check them carefully and get the right file.
- Ask the court clerk’s office for help. The counter clerk can look records up for you and confirm whether a divorce has been filed.