Six Months and A Day for A Divorce

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Six Months and A Day for A Divorce

California Family Code Section 2339 states that a judgment for a divorce can be entered six months after the date the summons and petition is given to (“served” on), the respondent or six months from the date the respondent formally makes his appearance in court–whichever occurs first. The term 6 months and a day comes from the fact that the counting of the six months starts the day after the appearance or service of the summons and petition rather than on the day that a respondent is served….

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Please note that the posting of this family law blog is informational only. Specific circumstances and laws may determine the outcome of your particular situation and it is important to contact an attorney to analyze your situation.

Please note that this legal advice does not establish a family law attorney-client relationship. This is a legal advertisement for Treviño Law, Inc, an Orange County family law firm.


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