How To File For Divorce In California For FREE (10 Easy Steps)

Updated: May 24

California Divorce in 2022 - Ultimate California Divorce Guide


Getting a divorce in California sucks, it's a tedious process, and in most cases it can get expensive. Under the right circumstances, you can get a divorce for FREE in California (without getting a lawyer involved).


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Requirements To Get a Divorce for FREE in California


To be able to get a divorce without a divorce attorney you must meet these requirements:

  1. Have an amicable relationship with your spouse.

  2. Both sides must be in mutual agreement about asset division and debts if any.

  3. You must also have mutual agreement about child custody, child support and alimony.

If you don't meet these requirements, you must likely need to get a divorce lawyer involved.


Contact a California Bar Certified Lawyer referral service and request a FREE case analysis. Paying a lawyer isn't something the average person wants to do but dealing with your ex is probably a lot worse. Divorce lawyers are needed when both sides don't agree on anything and litigation is needed to protect your rights.

Sometimes it's easier to pay a divorce lawyer (even if you need to request a payment plan) than dealing with you ex, having said that, here's how you may get a divorce in California without getting a lawyer involved.

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