Waiting Periods for a California Divorce

If you are filing for a divorce right now, then chances are that you would like to have the entire divorce concluded by the time that the holidays roll around. If you cannot complete the process that swiftly, chances are that you would prefer to have the divorce concluded as quickly as possible. In the state of California, there is no statutory requirement for a waiting period prior to filing. In some states, individuals are required to wait months before filing, but this is not the case in the Golden State.

There is no waiting period for divorce if a California resident meets the residency requirements. After filing, a Californian is required to wait six months before proceeding with the rest of the divorce. Typically during this time, the couple will separate and move into different residences. In some states, there are restrictions on whether or not a couple can live together during the divorce process and whether or not they can have a sexual relationship.

Some states also have remarriage waiting periods. These are blocks of time after the divorce is finalized where both spouses are not permitted to marry another person. Instead, they are required to wait until the period of time passes to pursue another relationship. Thankfully, this is not the case in California and couples are permitted to remarry whenever they want as soon as the divorce is finalized.

If you want more information about waiting periods, or have encountered an unexpected roadblock with your divorce and are searching for a Los Angeles divorce lawyer that may be able to help you speed up the process, then you need to contact Claery & Hammond, LLPtoday for more information. With the right lawyer on your side, you will be able to fight for a solid and quick divorce today!