How long does it take for a default divorce finalize?

Asked almost 4 years ago - Bakersfield, CA

If he has been Served and the 30 days went by and didn't respond..default judgment was filed and its been a 3 week now i ask to proceed divorce with out court appearance just the judges Signature how long before it well finalize??

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so is the time count when frist file ?or after default was entered?

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  1. Rebekah Ryan Main


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    Answered . In California, there is a 6 month waiting period before the court will enter a judgment of dissolution. Once the case is put in default – 30 days after proper service of the petition without response – the waiting period must pass and then the court will sign and enter your properly submitted default judgment. Family court services can help you with knowing what to put in the default judgment package/paperwork.

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