Your previous expert has asked me to assist here. Your previous expert was correct above. A person can legally have multiple residences, but only one domicile. The residence is where a person may live, but their domicile is where there is an eventual intent to return. The fact you own property and are registered to vote in CA, means this is going to be considered your domicile for purposes of filing divorce and it would allow you to file for divorce in CA if you choose to do so as long as you both agree to claim this is your place of domicile at the property you own there.
If you use an attorney in CA to file, it would minimize your need to show up in CA except for the one hearing where the court asks the parties to testify to verify the claims in the petition and from there the attorney can handle the remainder. If you are both in agreement on everything, one attorney can handle the whole matter on an uncontested divorce.
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