In divorce Education is the key. The more you know the better off you will be. Below are resources which you should review.

State of California Divorce Self Help Guide
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/divorce/

Los Angeles County Court Resource Center
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/familylaw/ov-infocenter.htm

Los Angeles County Case Information
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilCaseSummary/index.asp?CaseType=Family

Orange County Case Information
https://ocapps.occourts.org/FamLawWebv2/Home.do

Santa Barbara County Divorce Resources
http://www.sbcourts.org/special_programs/fam_ct.htm

Ventura County Divorce Resources
http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/familylaw.htm