If you are unsure of what jurisdiction you are able to file your divorce it is important to speak with a family law attorney. In California their are certain residency requirements that must be followed when filing for divorce in a particular county.
For instance, in order to file for divorce in California the residency requirement is at least six months. Furthermore, in order to have jurisdiction in a particular county the residency requirement is at least three months.
Their are different rules for jurisdiction if you and your ex have been separated and have been residing in different counties. If you are residing in different counties it is possible to file for divorce in either county.
Regardless, of residency requirements you may still be able to file for legal separation. The family law attorney can advise you on which divorce filing would be more appropriate for your particular situation.
For clarification and further information regarding divorce and family law please call Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free consultation!