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California Grounds for Divorce

California divorce law allows couples to file for divorce under no fault grounds.

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A no fault divorce will be granted by the divorce court without one spouse proving that a wrong doing was committed by the other spouse.

In California the divorce court will grant divorce or legal separation under either of the following grounds, which are usually pleaded generally:

  • Irreconcilable differences, causing a breakdown of the marriage that is beyond repair
  • Incurable insanity
When filing for divorce in California, the couple must meet the California residency requirement.

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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.