How do I file for divorce if I live in another state?

How do I file for divorce if I live in another state?

You do not have to go back to the state that issued your marriage license. Instead, you can only file in the state where you or your spouse meet the residency requirement. Before a court will hear a case, one of the spouses must be able to meet the residency requirement.

Can a divorce be filed in two different states?

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 someone you live with?

Individuals living in a household are therefore, to all extents and purposes, sharing their lives with one another and not merely living together. So, if you separate and continue to reside in the same property you will need to be living in separate households in order to file for and obtain a divorce.

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.