We wrap up this week’s series on unusual questions and answers about Divorces and Legal Separation with a final question about “Abandonment of Spouse” when filing for divorce. We hope you will find this interesting when filing for divorce in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles or anywhere in California.
ABANDONMENT OF SPOUSE, IS THERE SUCH A THING?
Q: A friend told me that if I file an “Abandonment of Spouse” I don’t need to serve my husband with divorce papers. Is this true? Is there such a document?
A: You have to serve the other party in divorce proceedings (or at least constructively serve them, if you can’t locate the other party). California is a no-fault divorce State, so no grounds (such as abandonment) are necessary. I think what your friend may be referring to is that sometimes benefits and entitlements can be affected by marriage or lack thereof. But this has no effect on a divorce.
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