Asked 3 months ago - Los Angeles, CAFlag
It is uncontested regular divorce. We exchanged our financial disclosures, etc etc. We both signed the settlement form. Now it is ready to be submitted. How long does it take for the court to process this now?
The courts are underfunded and swamped with cases. If you filed in downtown Los Angeles, you could be looking at anywhere from 45 days to 4 months to get your papers back. If anything has been done wrong your papers may be rejected. Even minor errors are resulting in rejections downtown. So be ready if it happens.
Both colleagues give excellent answers. I have had settlement papers and final judgment of divorce turned around in 3 weeks and as long as 4 months so ... it's hard to say. Also, if you make a mistake and they kick it back, just fix it and send it back until you get it right.
Hopefully you saw and used this form b/4 winding it all up - if not, look it over b/4 you submit to the court. Best of luck!
2339. (a) Subject to subdivision (b) and to Sections 2340 to 2344,
inclusive, no judgment of dissolution is final for the purpose of
terminating the marriage relationship of the parties until six months
have expired from the date of service of a copy of summons and
petition or the date of appearance of the respondent, whichever
(b) The court may extend the six-month period described in
subdivision (a) for good cause shown.
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