What happens after divorce papers are served in California?
The divorce judgment after divorce papers are served The divorce judgment is the final document that settles all of the divorce issues and lays out the terms and conditions of the divorce including but not limited to custody, child support, spousal support, property and debt division.
How long does a divorce case stay open in California?
six monthsCalifornia, like many states, has a waiting period for getting divorced. Under Section 2339(a) of the California Family Code, spouses cannot finalize their divorce until six months after, “the date of service of a copy of [the] summons and petition or the date of appearance of the respondent, whichever occurs first.”
How do I know if my divorce is final in California?
The court will give you a proof of written judgement that lets you know that your divorce is final. You can request a copy of this judgement from the court in your jurisdiction – contact the courthouse or visit its website to see what its specific procedures are.
What happens when divorce goes to default?
A divorce by default occurs when the person who files for divorce does not receive a timely response from the other spouse. You can't take back or rescind the divorce once the courts have finalized it, even if the defendant never received the petition and did not know a spouse filed for divorce.