This Friday, June 28, 2019, is the last day you can serve your Petition packet in order to be eligible to be divorced in 2019.
California has a 6-month cooling-off period which means you cannot be divorced in less than 6 months (180 days) from the date the Petition is “served” on your spouse. When your case is friendly, we have a very easy way of “serving” the other spouse with a special receipt we use. If your divorce will not be amicable, then you have to have your spouse personally served by an adult who is not the Petitioner and who is over the age of 18, and fill out and file the appropriate paperwork.
This is important for couples who do not want to file their 2019 tax returns as married, or who otherwise want to be single in 2019. If you’re a couple who wants to get this done this week, come in for an initial consultation and we can help.