Answered on Mar 28th, 2011 at 10:54 PM
Under California law, a decree of legal separation is not the same as a dissolution of marriage. She is still married. She must file for a dissolution of marriage and go through the appropriate steps to be restored to the status of an unmarried person. It will be a minimum of six months. She should consult with an attorney to help guide her through all the steps and paperwork it will take to become unmarried. If the two of you marry before the divorce action is completed you would be in a bigamous relationship.