we have been married since May 20 2013 and have no kids or property.
Usually, a divorce is granted by the court, even when a spouse does not agree to be divorced, so long as the marriage is not viable and the relationship is irreparable. You should consult a local attorney to help you.
You can obtain a divorce in the State of California, as long as you meet the jurisdictional requirements and get the opposing party served properly and timely. Even if they contest the divorce, the court can and will still process through the divorce to judgment either through default or trial. If opposing party/wife fails to respond to your summons and petition, then you can file for a default judgment. You will be required to follow all the procedures for dissolution of marriage, but since California is a no-fault state, your wife would not be able to dismiss the action/stop the divorce as long as all the jurisdictional and procedural rules are followed. Hope this is helpful.
If you have no children, have been married for less than 5 years, and can agree on the division of assets and debts, you may be able to file a summary dissolution. However, both spouses have to agree since you would file a joint petition. If she doesn't want to get divorced, you have to go the traditional route ( dissolution through default, settlement, or trial).
Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on. Each state has different laws, and each situation is fact specific. Without an in depth consultation and analysis of all relevant facts and evidence, it is impossible to fully evaluate a legal problem. This answer is not intended to, and does not, create an attorney-client relationship.
Yes you can. It is easier with cooperation, but you can get divorced one way or the other.
Best of luck to you!
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