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People from every country come to California to pursue their dreams and to escape financial and personal problems. They bring with them the baggage of unsatisfied obligations for support, unresolved child custody disputes, and unpaid property settlements.
To file for divorce, one spouse must have lived in California for the last six months, and the county where the action is filed for the last three months. Spouses who have lived in California for at least six months, but in different counties for at least three months can file in either county. These California residency requirements must be met in order for the court to have jurisdiction of the case.
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