John Gilligan, a Certified Family Law Specialist, discusses getting a divorce in California even though you were married in a different state.
Can I file for divorce in California if I was married in Texas?
Even if you live in California now but were married in another state, it doesn’t matter where you were married. If you have lived in the State of California for six months and in a particular county for three months, you may file for divorce in that county. Even if you have not lived in the State of California for six months or a particular county of three months, you may file for legal separation, and then when you achieve your residency requirements set forth above, you can amend your Petition to a Dissolution of your Marriage.
John Gilligan is a founding partner at the family law firm offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader & Davidson, LLP in Long Beach, CA. John has over 30 years of experience handling family law, probate litigation, and estate planning matters. He can be reached directly at 562-431-2000.