California Code, Family Code - FAM § 2339
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(a) Subject to subdivision (b) and to Sections 2340 to 2344 , inclusive, no judgment of dissolution is final for the purpose of terminating the marriage relationship of the parties until six months have expired from the date of service of a copy of summons and petition or the date of appearance of the respondent, whichever occurs first.
(b) The court may extend the six-month period described in subdivision (a) for good cause shown.
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