Grounds for divorce in California

By |2022-04-06T12:32:00+00:0014 Aug 2015|Categories: Family Law|

Grounds for divorce in California

Every state has different laws for married couples to follow. While some states may have similarities in how a process may work for certain legal matters, for the most part, things are done differently in all states. California is a good example of a state that doesn’t have similar laws to other states. One legal matter that people may find that this state handles a bit different from others is divorce and the grounds that couples are required to have should they plan to end their marriage.

When couples in California are filing for divorce, they can do so under the following grounds:

  • Irreconcilable differences.
  • Incurable insanity.

Many states have multiple grounds for divorce, but for California there are only two. If couples are divorcing for neither of these reasons, they can still divorce, but they would have to file for a no-fault divorce. What this means is that both parties agree that they should divorce and that it is no ones fault for the marriage ending. Choosing to file for a no-fault divorce is actually quite similar to filing for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. For some people, either option may be the easiest because they may not have to prove that their spouse is at fault.

Divorce is not always an easy process no matter what state you are in. Depending on the laws, it can be especially difficult due to the grounds that a couple may be required to have when filing. If you and your spouse are planning to legally end your marriage, a California divorce attorney may be able to assist you with figuring out what your best option is and how you can get your divorce finalized sooner.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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