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California Divorce Waiting Periods

During the divorce process, most states have divorce waiting periods to make sure that there isn't the possibility of reconciliation between the couple.

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Some state divorce laws may also set remarriage waiting periods, requiring one or both spouses to wait a certain amount of time after the divorce is finalized to remarry.

Under California divorce law, there isn't a divorce waiting period before filing for divorce - as long as one spouse meets the California residency requirements. California requires you wait six months after filing the divorce petition before proceeding with the rest of divorce.

Once the divorce is finalized, neither spouse has to wait before remarrying.

A local divorce lawyer can further explain divorce waiting periods and other divorce requirements that may affect the divorce process.

Learn about California divorce laws and how to protect you and your family by connecting with a divorce attorney near you today. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a divorce case review form.

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The above synopsis of California divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local California divorce attorney in your area.

California divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.