How long does an uncontested divorce in California take?
If neither party (Petitioner/Respondent) has any objections, a no-contest divorce can be filed with the court system and completed relatively quickly. After your paperwork has been reviewed, the court system will grant a Judgment of Divorce. Once the divorce petition has been filed and your spouse has been served, it will take at least six months for the divorce to be finalized.
How much does an uncontested divorce cost?
The average cost to file for a divorce in California depends on the county you file in (court filing fees) and if you file it yourself. The current filing fee to file for a divorce petition is $435 in Orange County, California. The most prudent decision is to hire a paralegal in Orange County to file for you. They will save you time off work, money, and excess stress and headaches, because they handle it all.
Our paralegal service is the most affordable option for an uncontested divorce with a $600 to $650 flat fee not including court-filing fees and e-filing fees. Typically, a paralegal in Orange County will charge a flat fee, which is, much less than a lawyer charges. Whereas an attorney/lawyer usually requires a retainer fee, just to get started whether it is for a contested or uncontested divorce.