A divorce may be filed in the state of California if at least one party has lived in the state for six months. The proper county to file a divorce is in the county where at least one party has lived for the past three months.
Even though a divorce may be filed in a proper county, there are times when a divorce must be transferred from the proper county to another county. For instance, if one county finds that there are no judges qualified to act in a particular case the case can be transferred. In that circumstance, the Code of Civil Procedure section 397 allows the family court to transfer the case to a nearby county. If the parties agree to a particular county, then the court can transfer the case to that county. If there is no agreement, then the case is transferred to the nearest county.
If you need a divorce lawyer in the Orange County area to discuss a family law matter such as jurisdiction or any other dissolution issue such as child support, spousal support custody, transmutation or property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.
23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California
Phone (949) 716.2102
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