Divorce in CA requires English Documents

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Divorce in CA requires English Documents

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One woman called me about her husband’s prior divorce. The ex-wife kept all the divorce documents and they were all in Chinese. This is improper as No California court will grant a divorce without proper pleadings, all in English. Typically, husband, wife and the Superior Court will all have a filed endorsed copy of the final divorce decree. People can use Chinese or Spanish or any language to agree to settle a divorce case, but the pleading documents must be in English. Here, the woman who called me about her husband’s “divorce” may actually not be be married legally as her husband does not seem to have done a California divorce properly.