In California divorce law, their is what is known as the waiting period. The waiting period in California is six months. The six month waiting period means that you cannot be officially divorced until the six months have passed. Many people inquiring about divorce ask what the soonest time period is for filing their divorce, it is important to note that the minimum duration is six months.
The benefit of the waiting period is to ensure both parties are not simply making impulsive decisions. If during the waiting period the couples decide they would like to reconcile and attempt to rekindle their marriage they are able to. Furthermore, with the six month waiting period in place, both parties can ensure they are not making a rash decision, or rushing into something they are not ready for, or do not truly desire.
For further information regarding the divorce waiting period and more please contact a local attorney. Call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 for your free consultation!