Hi all, Sadly my sister, who lives in California, is getting divorced (married with prenup). While I am upset for her our whole family is glad that we don't have to have anything to with her idiot of a husband ever again. Unfortunately there are a few complications and I'd like to ask anyone with some experience a few questions as my family is unfamiliar with US/CA law and it appears to be a bit different from our laws. My sister is not too clued up either as she has only been there a few years and is not a "law" type of person. Apparently there is a 6 month cooling off period or something? Is this true? ie. They have to say that they want to get divorced and then wait 6 months before they actually can because of a cooling off period? If this cooling off period is true can they change their account/financial contracts in the meantime? They are paying off their car that is in both of their names, so if my sister pays off her half and he doesn't then she will be liable too, which is obviously not a good idea as this idiot has already suggested just not paying it off, which means my sister will have a mark against her name too. I also want everything changed and done ASAP because he has just moved out and I know it probably won't be long before he comes running back because he realizes that he's lots the person who pays for everything and keeps him in luxury while he watches sport, and I don't want my sister to even have the chance of thinking about taking him back. So basically - what is the fastest way to just get divorced and have all the accounts/debt changed? Is there no way to just go and sign divorce papers and quickly get everything changed?