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Terminating Marital Status


If a court determines that a judgment of dissolution should be granted,a judgment is entered.  The Judgment cannot be final for the purpose of terminating the marriage, however, until at least 6 months have elapsed from the date of service on, or appearance by, the respondent, whichever occurred first.  For good cause shown, the court may extend the 6 month waiting period for termination of marriage.  The court has no authority, however, to shorten the 6 month waiting period.  The date on which the judgment becomes final for purposes of terminating marriage must be specified in the Judgment unless the court reserves jurisdiction over the issue for a later determination.

When marital status has been terminated, you are officially divorced on the date specified on the Judgment. You  are now single and free to remarry.

Contact a Santa Ana Divorce Lawyer today for more information.

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