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How to File for Divorce in California

Last updated 5 years ago

Even though the basic process of filing for divorce is similar, there are important variations in each state. The first step in filing for divorce in California is downloading the necessary paperwork online. After you fill out the divorce forms, you must submit them to the California Circuit Court County Clerk’s Office and pay a filing fee.

This video walks you through each step of the divorce process in California. It also explains how to notify your spouse of your divorce petition. As you can see, there are several steps in submitting your divorce papers, so it may be in your best interest to speak with a divorce attorney before filing.

Marilyn E. Moreno, a Certified Family Law Specialist, leads the experienced divorce lawyer team of Moreno Family Law. Call us at (408) 266-9011 to schedule a consultation in San Jose.


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