Category Archives: Legal Separation

If I Filed a Petition for Legal Separation in Orange County, can I Change it to a Petition for a Divorce After it Has Been Served?

As long as a final judgment has not been entered in the action for legal separation, the petition can be amended to request a divorce. However, once a final judgment has been entered, a party must file a new petition … Continue reading

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Divorce vs. Legal Separation

A divorce (also known as a dissolution) and a legal separation are similar.  Both types of actions may include support, division of property, and custody.  The real difference is that for a dissolution, the parties are legally divorced when the … Continue reading

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