Grounds for Divorce in California

In California, you may request a dissolution of marriage based upon one of two grounds:

  1. Irreconcilable differences
  2. Incurable insanity

To file based upon irreconcilable differences, all you have to do is check the box on the Petition. The court does not inquire as to the reasons for the divorce.

To file based upon incurable insanity, which is almost never used, medical proof that one spouse was insane when the petition was filed, and that the party remains incurably insane, is required.

If you have made the decision that divorce is right for you, contact Claery & Hammond, LLP today to discuss your options moving forward.