Same Sex Divorce
EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF DISSOLUTION
We have significant experience with San Diego same sex divorce. Since 2013, all couples in California have shared the same rights to marry and divorce, regardless of sexual orientation. If you are in a same-sex marriage and therefore considering a same sex divorce, we are here to help you navigate every aspect of dissolving your relationship, from determining the division of your property to child custody, child support and spousal support.
No Fault State
In California, you are not required to supply an explanation for why you want to divorce, nor do you need to prove that your spouse did something wrong to dissolve your marriage. California is a “no fault” state, meaning that you may divorce simply because your marriage is irretrievably broken, which is usually termed “irreconcilable differences.”
However, in order to file for divorce in California, either you or your spouse must have lived in in the state for the last six months, and in the county in which you file your dissolution petition for at least the past three months. If you do not meet these requirements, for instance because you just arrived in San Diego County, you may still file a petition for legal separation and convert that petition to a dissolution after you have met the residency requirements.