In California, a divorce is called a dissolution of marriage. One of the most important things that a servicemember needs to know is where they can file their divorce. Military members are unique because different jurisdiction may be able to hear their case. However, there are requirements that may need to be met before a state may exercise their jurisdiction.
If you are stationed in California and are unsure where to file your divorce, you may want to speak with a qualified family law attorney; however, the following explains the different jurisdiction in which you may be able to file.
1) A service member may file for divorce in their state of domicile.