Asked 3 months ago - Rancho Cucamonga, CAFlag
We filed the divorce and requested immediate termination of the divorce due to irreconcilable differences and domestic abuse problems. Is there something I can file in court to get an immediate divorce? The physical abuse has been going on for 17 years. I have a restraining order against him and he cant come to the house.
I am sorry to be the one to tell you that unfortunately, it is impossible to get a divorce before the six months have passed (and, that 6 months only starts AFTER the other party has been served). Even worse, that is the least amount of time before a divorce can be granted. That is not in fact the amount of time that things will take. The more contentious that the case is, the longer the divorce will take to finalize. You may wish to consult with a qualified local family law attorney to get more specific advised based upon ALL the facts in your case. But, no matter what, things will not finish before the statutory 6 months after date of service have passed. Good luck!
There are other steps you need to take in order to finalize your divorce. You will not be divorced in 6 months simply because you filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. You are mistaken about how the divorce process works so I am including links below so you can begin educating yourself about the process. Good luck.
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