Where can I get a copy of my divorce certificate 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 can I get a copy of my divorce in California online?
The application forms to request a certified document and associated fees are located at www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/VS113.pdf. The certified divorce decree can be ordered online or in person at the appropriate county courthouse. The document will be mailed to the requestor when ordering online.
How do I seal my divorce record in California?
In order to seal your divorce records, a court order is required. A court order will not be given simply because both you and your spouse agree to the sealing process. You are required to file an application with reasons that will justify your request.
How long does a default divorce take in California?
Why is there a six month waiting period for divorce?
The Waiting Period Determines the Earliest Termination Date of Marriage. The six month waiting period determines the earliest date of the legal termination of marriage. Additionally, it allows either party the freedom to remarry.
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.
Can you sue after divorce?
You’re free to sue the opposing party for something that has happened after the divorce case, but you cannot go back and sue for something that happened during or beforehand. This is now standard practice for divorce attorneys.
Can you sue your ex husband for emotional distress?
According to the “broken heart” law, if your husband or wife cheats on you and it ends in divorce you are able to sue for damages. And the payouts can be in the millions. But the person you sue is not your ex-husband or wife.