Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage), Legal Separation, Annulment

Divorce Roadmap

The steps to filing a divorce may be found here: Divorce Roadmap

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A dissolution action may be started in Contra Costa County if one or both spouses/partners have resided in this county for at least the last 3 months and in the state of California for at least 6 months. Cases involving legal separation or nullity have less strict residency requirements. For legal separation or nullity cases, one or both spouses/partners need only be a resident of this county at the time this case is started. There is no duration of residency requirement for these types of marital actions.

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