I filed a petition to end my marriage in April 2018. My wife was served with all the necessary documents and I filed the required proof of service, etc. As of this date, my wife has not filed a response and told me she "don't care what I do." In reading the Self Help site, I found that I can file a default Judgment. Once I do that, do I still have to go to court, or is the Judgment done without my going to court? This is in California, Alameda County.
Whether not the court requires you to prove up the default will depend on what assets are to be divided.
There are a lot of steps that you need to take before you can become officially divorced, divorce finalized, etc.
You should look at FL-182 to help you out. In addition, you should hire a licensed California Family Law Attorney to help you out. Moreover, you need to make sure that you have filed and served your Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure, and have a Proof of Service on file for that...
Probably not - unless you are requesting property division or spousal support that will require proof.
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