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Divorce or Separation

Divorce or Separation

In California, you get a divorce by starting a court case. No one has to prove someone did something wrong to cause the divorce (this is called no fault divorce). You can get a divorce even if the other person doesn't want one. 

You can divorce to end a marriage or domestic partnership. A legal separation has a similar process, you can use these instructions. You need different instructions for an annulment.

Fee Schedules: View the last Statewide Civil Fee Schedule.

Visit the California Self-Help Guide to learn more and divorce and separation.

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