How long does it take for a judge to sign off on a legal seperation in California? 5 Answers as of February 27, 2011

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Law Office of Curry & Westgate
Law Office of Curry & Westgate | Patrick Curry
It is still 6 months from date of service of petition. the clerks usually take a month or two to process the paperwork.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2011
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
Are you sure that you want a legal separation, as opposed to a dissolution of your marriage? If you get a judgment of legal separation, you would subsequently have to file and gothrough an entire divorce case to dissolve your marriage. The legal separation will resolve all other issues, except that you would remain married to each other. To get a legal separation, you and your spouse would need to exchange preliminary and final declarations of disclosure, and prepare and file a Judgment of Legal Separation, along with an Appearance Stipulation and Waivers form and a Declaration of Default or Uncontested Dissolution or Legal Separation, along with a 4-part Notice of Entry of Judgment, and two addressed stamped envelopes for the clerk to return the filed Notice of Entry to you and your spouse, and a large self-addressed stamped envelope for the clerk to return the conformed Judgment to you. You woud best retain a Family Law Attorney to handle the case for you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2011
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
This isn't a question which can be answered by an attorney. The court backlog of cases determines how long it will take for the judge to be presented with a judgment packet for his/her signature.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2011
Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP | Hal D. Bartholomew
Assuming all the paperwork has been properly prepared and signed then it is submitted to the court. The wait depends on each county. Some counties return the paper work in a couple of weeks while other counties may take several weeks or a few months to do the processing. If you want a date certain for the paperwork to signed by a Judge, it is possible to set a court hearing for the Judge to review and sign the papers. Consult with an attorney as far as which procedure would be the most timely in your county.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2011
Goldberg Jones
Goldberg Jones | Zephyr Hill
We could get that all done in about 8 weeks if you both cooperate and do your parts quickly.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/27/2011
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