How Long Do I Have to Wait to be Divorced in California?

Sometimes we get a call from an individual asking for a “same-day” divorce.  Better yet, we get a call back from a prospective client saying they’ve found another attorney who can give them a one-day divorce.  Putting this deceptive marketing tactic from unscrupulous attorneys aside, a divorce cannot be finalized in one day.  Despite what these callers are led to believe, there is no one-day divorce that results in your marriage terminating tomorrow.  Rather, a divorce may be filed and the other spouse served, but in California, there is a six month waiting period required by statute before any divorce can be finalized. …Read more