Welcome to our online divorce course. In this course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to start and complete your default or uncontested divorce. You must sign up or login to your account to access the lesson content on this page. Visit our California Online Divorce Course homepage for more information.
This lesson will discuss California divorce residency requirements. California divorce residency requirements must be met before a petitioner files for divorce. The court's authority to make rulings in a divorce depends on the residency of the parties. Under California civil procedure laws, specific requirements must be met in order for the court to exercise jurisdiction over parties. If you do not meet the residency requirements, the court may dismiss your case.