If you want to file for a divorce in the Golden State, you must file a document called a “petition for dissolution of marriage” with the court. There are two basic grounds that you can use:
#1: “Incurable Insanity.”
California Code Section 2310 defines the proof needed to file for divorce on grounds of insanity. You need professional psychiatric testimony as well as a competent medical evaluation.
#2: “Irreconcilable Differences.”
You need to substantiate these grounds with evidence or testimony. If you don’t, the court may not even hear your case. Setting yourself up for success means doing a lot more than understanding the grounds by which you can file for divorce. Many important of factors can inform your choices. Avoid making strategic mistakes that could cause the divorce to drag out, imperil your rights or lead to less than ideal outcomes for your assets or your children.
How can you prepare effectively?
The key is to avoid reinventing the wheel: first find a competent, experienced team to advise you about your case. The team at Dinnebier & Demmerle would be happy to help you strategize effectively. Call or email our team today for more help.