Hawthorne, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: Is it hard to prove spousal abandonment

For no reason my wife moved out and moving with her daughter and never came back

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are 3 ways to end a marriage in California, annulment, legal separation and dissolution (divorce). California does not recognize abandonment as a ground for divorce according to Family Code Sections 2310 to 2313, which states, “irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity” as grounds. This means that it's unnecessary to prove to the court that your spouse has abandoned you. It may have an effect on Child Custody issues. You should contact a local Family Law attorney to determine what your rights are and how this affects your marriage or plan o end it.

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