Which state has jurisdiction in a divorce?

Which state has jurisdiction in a divorce?

A: The home state of the child has custody jurisdiction, unless one state asserts continuing jurisdiction. The state that rendered the original custody decree can assert jurisdiction in any modification proceeding as long as one of the parties remains a resident and that state has jurisdiction under its own laws.

How does divorce work if you live in different states?

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If you and your spouse live in different states but want to divorce, it is possible to do so. Still, you need to meet the residency requirements of the state where you file for divorce. If your spouse filed for divorce first in a different state, that filing and that state’s laws usually control the proceeding.

Can you divorce out of state?

You can file for divorce in a state other than the state in which you are married, as long as you meet residency requirements. If you do not meet the residency requirements for the state in which you are attempting to file for divorce, your divorce complaint can be rejected.

Is AZ a marital property state?

Arizona is a community property state and community property law controls the division of all assets of your marital estate. Unless the presumption of community property can be overcome, all property acquired during the marriage is to be divided equally upon divorce of the parties.