Legal Question in Family Law in California

If my wife never change her last name, would we go thru a legal seperation? Or a divorce?

Asked on 10/19/13, 10:42 am

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Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach
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The name your wife chose for your marriage is irrelevant. A legal separation does not terminate the status of the parties as married parties. A dissolution of marriage - commonly called a "divorce" - terminates the status of the marriage, and the parties are free to marry someone else.

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10/19/13, 11:14 am

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