What are the residency requirements for a divorce in California?

Divorce is governed by state law as opposed to federal law; so that, each state has different slightly different rules.  California law sets requirements for who is eligible to file for divorce within the state.  California courts apply California law only to cases within its jurisdiction.  Therefore, you must meet California requirements regarding residency or your case will be dismissed.  For California, the residency requirements are as follows:

1) One of the parties must be a resident of California for six months before filing.

2) One of the parties must be a resident of the county where you file for three months before filing.

3) Parties may have a separate residence for the purpose of divorce proceedings which depends upon proof of fact and not on legal presumptions.

Residency issues can be complex; contact an experienced, knowledgeable Sagaria Law attorney today to learn more.