A civil divorce is considered sufficient proof that the parties cannot be reconciled.
However, before the Church can consider a case, it must be clear that there is no possibility for reconciliation between the parties.
This is not a guarantee that a specific case will be done in this time period, as each case is handled individually and the processing time varies greatly from case to case.
A typical case involving the summary judicial process in the Diocese of Oakland takes approximately nine months to complete.
What are the other ways the Diocese of Oakland ministers to those who have divorced?