Are you looking to get a California one day divorce? Yes, it’s true, counties throughout California have launched a one day divorce program. Courts created these pilot programs to help divorcing couples, who meet specific criteria, do so in one day. Be aware; however, the coined phrase “California one day divorce” is NOT what it seems. Let me be clear. You cannot file and complete a divorce in California in one day. So what is the California one day divorce program all about?
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Get help filing a California Divorce!
First, to take advantage of the California one day divorce program you must have already filed the divorce case and served your spouse. Later on in this article, we will address other criteria in greater detail. The program consists of volunteer attorneys and law students who help eligible parties complete their divorce agreement and then file it with the court. Parties who are successful in completing the documents will see the judge the same day and leave the court with a final divorce judgment.
Below is an overview of the criteria each party must meet to take part in the California one day divorce program. At A People’s Choice, we can help you draft the documents you need to complete your uncontested divorce. Contact us today to get started.
How the One Day Divorce Program in California Works
Most importantly, California’s one day divorce program is for self-represented parties. As mentioned above, the divorce case must already be filed. Furthermore, the parties must complete and exchange their preliminary financial disclosures. In other words, the divorce case must be ready for a final judgment. In this regard, a divorce case is ready for judgment only once all the following conditions are satisfied:
- The Petitioner has served the Respondent with the summons and complaint.
- The Petitioner has filed a Proof of service of summons with the court, or the Respondent has filed a Response.
- Each party filed a recent income and expense declaration with the court.
- Both parties agree on all pending divorce issues such as child custody, child support, the division of property, or spousal support.
The Respondent can only participate in the one day divorce program with the Petitioner.
Income Criteria for One Day Divorce Participants
In addition to meeting the criteria above, depending on the jurisdiction in which the parties reside, both parties must meet income guidelines to be eligible for the one day divorce program. For example, in Sacramento, a household of two must earn less than $2,707 per month to qualify for the program. The program focuses on providing low-income spouses resource for a speedy divorce.
Most courts allow parties to sign up online for this service. New attorneys, supervised by senior attorneys, will help parties in the process. Most Courts hold their one day divorce clinics once a month for parties to attend. Most clinics fill up fast, so if you want to take advantage of this program you should sign up as soon as you meet the requirements.
Contact us for more information on how to sign up for this program. If you do not qualify for the program, A People’s Choice can help you prepare the documents you need to end your marriage in California. We provide affordable divorce and family law legal document preparation services in all California counties. Call us today at 800-747-2780.
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Hi my name is Miguel Rodriguez.and I just got married June off 20018 off last year.and Unfortunately this are your flights about my 3 young kids she’s been really mean to them and mentally Violent bye drowning a class cup at my 6 year old son and calls them names when she gets upset.so my question is I already own my house for 18 years before we got married and I still make payments from my account.what are my rights
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My husband asked me to by him a ticket and send him back to Portugal, i did it, but before that we had a fight, with violence, I called the police, they took him, put him in jale for 3 days he left to Portugal on December 2018, never talk to him after that! While he was here in Los Angeles, never work, I supported that man for almost 3 years… I want to divorce him, we don’t have anything together, I don’t know where he is to serve him the divorce papers! I don’t wanna be married to this men anymore! All marriage last less then 3 years.
Please, I pay by my self to Mary $450
I want to pay or not pay anything to divorce him!
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