How do I obtain a copy of my divorce decree in California?
Certified copies of divorce decrees are available from the Superior Court in the county where the decree was granted. CDPH only has divorce records from 1962-1984, while records for other dates must be obtained from the County Recorder’s office in the appropriate county.
How do I get a copy of my divorce papers in Los Angeles?
Record information for divorce filings is available at the Los Angeles Superior Court where the divorce was filed. If the Superior Court location is not known, information can be obtained at the County Courthouse by calling at (213) 830-0803 or going to 111 North Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
How long does it take to get a divorce decree in California?
How can I find out if my divorce is final in California?
The Notice of Entry of Judgment will be mailed by the clerk to all parties. This is your proof that your divorce is final. It may take at least four to six weeks for the court to process the paperwork. If you do not get a copy of the Notice of Entry of Judgment, contact the Court.
Can you sue your spouse for emotional distress in California?
In California, the inability to sue your spouse (interspousal immunity) has long been abandoned. This does not mean spouses can sue each other for every intentional act which causes emotional injury to the other spouse.