The official word for divorce in California is Dissolution. There are two ways of getting a divorce, or dissolution in California, to wit:
A Summary Dissolution is much easier and faster than a Regular Dissolution, but a Summary Dissolution is only available to couples who meet the following criteria set forth in Family Code section 2400:
As in the case of a Regular Dissolution, there is a residency requirement, as follows [unless an exception applies]: At least one of the spouses has lived in the State of California for at least six months and has lived in the County where they are filing for dissolution at least three months prior to filing the Summary Dissolution action.
Generally, a Judgment of Summary Dissolution is entered six months after the Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution is filed, so long as all of the paperwork is correctly submitted.
Newport Family Law & Mediation Group can assist you in evaluating your options when proceeding with dissolution and determine the best course of action for you in light of the specific facts and circumstances of your case.