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What if the Other Party Does Not Respond to My California Divorce Petition in Orange County?

When you file for a divorce in California, your first steps after finding a lawyer include filling out and filing a divorce petition and some additional paperwork with the court, and then serving the petition on your spouse or partner. In most cases, your spouse has 30 days from the date he or she was served to respond to your petition. (Military divorces and special circumstances can extend this deadline.) In those 30 days, your spouse has several options for what to do. Based on which of the following he or she chooses, you can determine how to move forward.
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