These are the grounds on which you can file for divorce in California.
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In the state of California, there are essentially two grounds on which one can file for divorce. The first is irreconcilable differences, the most common reason for divorce. This encompasses things like cheating, lack of communication, and financial issues. The second ground for divorce is incurable insanity, which must be proven true by a doctor—you can’t just allege that your spouse is crazy!
You can also file for an annulment in California, which voids the marriage as though it never happened. The courts here are very, very strict about allowing annulments, and there are only a few grounds they’ll consider, including incest, bigamy, forced marriages, or if one of the spouses is underage.
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