Alabama Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements When 1 of the spouses is a nonresident of the state, the spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months before filing for divorce. The divorce may be filed for in any of the following;  the county where the defendant resides,  the county where […]

Alaska Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements The spouse filing for a divorce/dissolution of marriage must be a resident. No residency time limit is specified. Legal Grounds for Divorce For No-Fault Divorce: Incompatibility of temperament which has caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage. For General Divorce: Adultery Incurable mental illness and confinement for 18 months Drug abuse Failure to […]

Arizona Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements for One of the spouses must have lived in the state at least 90 days before filing for dissolution of marriage. The divorce should be filed in the county in which the petitioner resides at the time of filing. There is also a 60-day waiting period after the service of process on the […]

Arkansas Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements A spouse must reside in the state for 60 days to file for divorce and for 3 months before a divorce will be finalized. The divorce should be filed in the county of the plaintiff. However, if the plaintiff is a non-resident of Arkansas, the divorce may be filed in the county where […]

California Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements A spouse filing for dissolution of marriage must have been a resident of the state for 6 months and a resident of the county for 3 months where the dissolution of marriage is filed. In addition, there is a waiting period of 6 months after the service of process or the appearance by […]

Colorado Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements One spouse must have been a resident of Colorado for 90 days prior to filing for dissolution of marriage. The dissolution of marriage may be filed for in: (1) the county where the respondent resides or (2) the county in which the petitioner resides if the respondent has been served in the same […]

Connecticut Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements The dissolution of marriage may be filed by either spouse if a resident. However, the dissolution of marriage will not be finalized until 1 spouse has been a resident for 1 year; unless 1 of the spouses was a resident of Connecticut at the time of the marriage and returned with the intention […]

Delaware Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements One spouse must have been a resident for 6 months immediately prior to filing for divorce. The divorce may be filed for in a county where either spouse resides. Legal Grounds for Divorce No Fault Divorce: Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and reconciliation is improbable [a marriage is considered “irretrievably broken” when it […]

Florida Divorce Laws

Residency Requirements for Divorce One of the spouses must have been a resident for 6 months prior to filing for dissolution of marriage. The dissolution of marriage should be filed in either: (1) the county where the defendant resides or (2) the county where the spouses last lived together prior to separating. Legal Grounds for […]