No Fault Divorce

California is a no fault divorce state.  Neither spouse has to prove that the other one is a bad guy.  You check a box on the Petition, either “Irreconcilible Differences” or “Incurable Insanity”.  This gives the court the grounds to grant the divorce.  There is no need for the other spouse, the Respondent, to sign anything.  He or she only needs to be served with the Summons and Petition and the divorce process is started.  The Respondent does NOT have to agree; THE JUDGE GRANTS THE DIVORCE.

Georgine Brave

Attorney at Law

Practicing Family Law since 1983