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The Dissolution Process

Learn about the grounds for dissolution and the general process and procedure for dissolving a marriage.


There are two common ways in which a marriage legally ends. They are the death of a spouse and dissolution. Dissolution, more commonly referred to as divorce, dissolves the marital relationship and legally restores the spouses to an unmarried state. In this video, we’ll explore the dissolution process.

I. Grounds for Dissolution

California is a no-fault divorce state. Consequently, in a dissolution proceeding, evidence of misconduct by either spouse is generally inadmissible. There are only two...