Written by attorney Maya Shulman | Jul 13, 2017

What To Do When Served With A Divorce Petition

The law in the USA allows either spouse to terminate a legal relationship by appealing to the court. In CA, registered domestic partners or a married couple can terminate the legal marital status 6 months after filing the first documents. Copies are sent to the respondent once filed with the court.

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