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During a Divorce Case

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People who want to end their marriage or registered domestic partnership can ask the court to give them:

  • a divorce (dissolution of marriage or dissolution of registered
    domestic partnership),
  • a legal separation (allows them to make separate decisions but not end the marriage or registered domestic partnership for good), or
  • an annulment (an order that says the marriage or registered domestic partnership was not legal in the first place.)


In this section, you will learn more about:


You can also go to the sections that will give you information about:


At any time, you can:

  • Read answers for Frequently Asked Questions about divorce.
  • Read some general information about How Courts Work, click here. Opens new
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  • Watch some videos with general information about how California's court system works, click here. Opens new
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  • Watch some short videos with information on "Paperwork Basics" (forms), "Service of Process" and "Tips on Going to Court", click here. Opens new window
  • Look at online guides for parents, teens and children

 


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