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In California, Can my spouse file for divorce while I am pregnant?

Santa Cruz, CA |

This is a terribly difficult pregnancy and it puts me at a disadvantage in replying to tough questions in a timely manner. I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have serious pregnancy related health issues. Is there any way I can put it off until after the baby is born in August/September? I'm currently on bed rest due to sciatica and kidney stones

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They can file no matter your health. Trial on division of property and discovery on that issue can be delayed for health reasons.

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