Filing for divorce in Orange County is a time-consuming process that takes a minimum of 6 months and requires multiple forms be served to the other party and filed with the courts. This step-by-step guide walks you through the entire process from start to finish.

This infographic provides valuable information regarding the divorce process and its steps. The person filing is known as the Petitioner and the other side is known as the Respondent. In fact, there is a mandatory waiting period required by California law and no couple can be divorced faster than 6 months.

You will be able to get all your paperwork turned into the court and your divorce judgment approved, but the divorce itself will not be final until at least 6 months after starting the case.

So, the first step is connected to the file forms followed by serving the forms and disclosing financial information. Finally, the last step is to finalize the divorce.



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