Irvine, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: I got married in Pennsylvania and moved to California 3 years ago. Now separated. Do we need to file divorce?

Her attorney said no because our license isn’t recognized here in ca. Which is why they didn’t let her change her name on her drivers license, even though her SS card was changed.

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Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
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  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A valid marriage in Pennsylvania is valid here. I would be very concerned about a lawyer who states otherwise. If you were legally married in Pennsylvania your married is legally valid here in California. If you want to be divorced, then yes, you need to file for divorce.

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