In order to obtain a divorce in San Bernardino County a person needs to establish residency. In order to file for divorce in any county of California, one of the parties needs to have lived in this state for six months and in the county he or she is filing for three months immediately preceding the filing.
If a person has recently moved to San Bernardino County, it is likely that he or she will not be able to file a divorce case in that county. However, if the other person has been a resident of San Bernardino and meets the residency requirement, then the divorce case may be filed in San Bernardino County.
If neither party meets the residency requirement, a legal separation may be filed in order to obtain temporary orders. Legal separations do not require that a person satisfy the residency requirement. Thus, a person that has just moved to San Bernardino County may have the option to file a legal separation first and then convert the case into a divorce once he or she has met the residency requirement.
This is a very helpful option when a person is in need of temporary support or other temporary orders that cannot wait six months.
If you need help with a divorce or a legal separation, please contact one of our aggressive attorneys for more information at 800-589-9901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.