In order to file a Petition for dissolution in California, one of the parties must live in California for a minimum of 6 months. In order to file in a particular county, one of the parties must reside in that county for a minimum of 3 months. These requirements are important, since a court must have jurisdiction over the parties. Why is that important? Fairness! It wouldn’t be fair for a party to be required to travel to Northern California if both parties and all witnesses and other evidence are in Orange County. There is also a filing fee that must be paid at the time the Petition is filed, or you must file a form to request the court to waive the fees.
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