Can you stop a divorce after filing in California?
In order to stop a divorce once it has been filed, the petitioner would have to file a Request for Dismissal before the spouse (also called the respondent) has responded and prior to a judgment being entered. If the spouse has responded, then he/she would need to be served with the dismissal form and sign it.
How long do you have to be separated before divorce in California?
6 monthsAlthough California does not have a required separation period or trial separation period, it does have a waiting period for a divorce. While you may file for divorce as soon as you want, you must still wait 6 months before your divorce is final.
Can you contest a divorce in California?
In California, both contested divorce and uncontested divorce are common. A case becomes “contested” when you and your spouse disagree on one or more issues, such as property, finances or child custody. Your spouse will need to file a Response to your Petition stating what he or she disagrees on.