How to File for Divorce in San Diego County

Filing for divorce in San Diego County requires the preparation of many forms. Below is an overview on how to get the divorce process started in San Diego County. If you plan to file for divorce In Pro Per, review our self-help divorce course to learn how to complete the required legal forms to start the divorce process. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete divorce forms.

Contact us if you need assistance in preparing your divorce legal documents. We can draft, review and file the documents on your behalf. Read on to learn more about how to file for divorce in San Diego County.

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1. Meet Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in San Diego County

To file for divorce in San Diego County, you must first meet residency requirements. Either spouse must have lived in the State of California for six months and lived in the county for three months before filing for divorce in that county. If you do not meet the residency requirements, you can file for legal separation first and then revise your petition to ask for a divorce after the residency requirements are met.

 2. File Petition for Dissolution

To file for divorce in San Diego county, you must fill out many forms. Contact an attorney for specific advice on how to complete the forms. Check out our videos on how to complete divorce forms. It is important that your forms are accurate. Complete the following forms to file for divorce:

Petitioner with Minor Children

Petitioner without Minor Children

Respondent with Minor Children

Respondent without Minor Children

Complete the applicable above referenced forms to file for divorce in San Diego County.  Upon filing for divorce, you can request temporary orders for child support, child custody and visitation, or spousal support. You can also conduct discovery to obtain more information about your spouse’s finances. Contact San Diego Esquire for more information on how to file for divorce in San Diego County. We can help you prepare all the forms you need to file for divorce.

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About the Author:

Kymeshia Morris Esq., founder of San Diego Esquire has practiced law in California since 2012. During her career as a lawyer, she has co-authored legal publications and self-help articles. Kymeshia is dedicated to providing affordable legal services to California businesses and individuals.

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