Can you get a divorce in California if you were married in another state?

Can you get a divorce in California if you were married in another state?

A California Divorce is Binding Regardless of What State Granted the Marriage. Marriages and divorces are primarily regulated by state law, but our system of government recognizes that couples can and do end up going to different states throughout the course of their marriage.

How do I get divorced if I get married in another state?

In theory, you and your spouse may divorce in either state in which one of you resides. The majority of states require that a spouse reside in the state before filing for divorce in that state. Proof of residency may be required, and some states require six months of residency, while others require a year.

What is the best state for a man to get divorced in?

New Hampshire (best) In the New England state of New Hampshire, getting divorced is almost as easy as getting married. The state's divorce minimum filing time is less than a day, the fastest processing time for any state.

There is no requirement that the other spouse have lived in California or even have ever stepped foot in the state for a California court to grant a divorce, but, if the other spouse has had little to no contact with the state, that may limit a California court's ability to compel the other spouse to pay spousal

Does moving out of state affect alimony?

Ability to pay support, needs of the parties, lifestyle before the marriage, etc are main factors. Spousal support is calculated using various criteria! However your right to receive alimony probably won't be affected just because you move out of California.

Can you get a divorce in a different state than you were married?

You do not have to divorce in the same state you married in, but you do have to meet certain California residency requirements. The main rule to remember is that you or your spouse must live in California to obtain a divorce in California. You and your spouse do not have to live together to file for divorce.

Can I move out of state after filing for divorce?

A divorce case is not like a criminal case, which may stop you from leaving the state while charges are pending. If you move out of state before the divorce is filed or while the case is pending, you can still handle the case in a California court if your spouse continues to meet the residency requirements.

Can you get a divorce if you live in a different 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.

Which states have no residency requirements for divorce?

Three states — Alaska, South Dakota and Washington — have no residency requirement. Most states also require that the party be a resident in the county of filing for a shorter a period of time than the state requirement.

How long do you have to be a resident of California to file for divorce?

6 monthsFor married persons to get a divorce: If you and your spouse have lived in California for at least 6 months but in different counties for at least 3 months, you can file in either county. If you do not meet the residency requirement, you can still file for a legal separation.