In California a dissolution is a divorce. Parties looking to file for dissolution in California need to file in the county they have lived in for the past 6 months such as Sacramento County, Placer County, Solano County, Yolo County, El Dorado County, and Ventura County. If you have not lived in California for 6 months or any particular county for 6 months then you will need to file for a legal separation and wait until you have resided in the state and/or county for 6 months to amend your pleading to a dissolution. The Law Offices of Carlisle & Gray can assist you in these matters. Obtaining a dissolution of marriage in California can be a very complex process, legal representation is recommended. Call The Law Offices of Carlisle & Gray, APC at (916) 782-2737 for a consultation.