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18 months ago I, an American Citizen, married a legal Mexican. He was involved in a court case and basically we thought it might help for him to be married. We agreed at the time that when it was over - and charges have now been dropped and we want to proceed with the uncontested divorce. What is the procedure?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

Nothing has been done

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No. There are no children involved. This is completely free of any complications. We never combined financial issues.

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If the two of you have agreedd that you wish to divorce, one of you can file an uncontested divorce application and the other would to show their agreement to this. Then the filing would go before the court for it to be granted.

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