In a California Divorce. When do the courts acquire Jurisdiction over the Respondent?
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The court “acquires jurisdiction” over the second party when that party, designated as the “Respondent”, is served with the Petition for Dissolution (and the other ancillary documents required to be filed at the commencement of the proceedings) or when the Respondent makes a first or "general" appearance in the case. Good luck.
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