How do I find my divorce records 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 much does it cost to file for divorce in Santa Clara County?
Filing fees for divorce in Santa Clara County The average initial filing fee is $435, but the exact amount of the filing fee, for each individual case, also depends on what additional court services are used.
How do I know 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.
How long does it take for a judge to sign a divorce decree in CA?
What happens if you don’t respond to divorce papers in California?
If you do not respond to your spouse or partner’s petition for divorce or separation or you file a response but reach an agreement, your case will be considered either a “default” or an “uncontested case.” In a “true default” case, you are giving up your right to have any say in your divorce or legal separation case.
What happens if you never sign divorce papers?
Does my spouse have to sign the served papers? No. Your spouse does not have to sign anything. Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order.