How do I establish residency in California for divorce? You or your spouse must have been a resident in the state of California for at least six months and a resident in the county where the divorce is going to be filed for at least three months prior to filing for divorce, except in the case of same-sex marriages.
What are the general requirements for a divorce in CA? First, you must meet the residency requirements of the state in which you wish to file. Second, you must have “grounds” (a legally acceptable reason) to end your marriage. Third, you must file divorce papers and have copies sent to your spouse.
Can I get a divorce in California if I live in another state? If you live in California and your spouse lives in any other state or vice versa, you can still file a petition for divorce in California. Additionally, it is possible to file the petition for legal separation or divorce in a state other than the one where you got married.
Do you have to file for divorce in the county you live in California? If you or your spouse has been a California resident for at least six months but not a resident of your county for three months, you can file in the county you previously lived in. If you and your spouse live in separate counties, file in the county that you have lived in for at least three months.