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

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

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.

What if you want a divorce but don’t know where your spouse is?

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But, if after you've made diligent efforts to locate your spouse and can't find him/her, you can ask the court for an Order of Notice by Publication. This means that you must run a notice of your intent to divorce your spouse in a newspaper near the area of the spouse's last known whereabouts.

Can you get child support if your married but separated?

If you are separated from your spouse, you may be entitled to court-ordered child support payments if you have primary custody of your child. Parents are expected to financially support their children even when they are unmarried, separated, or divorced. Courts take child support very seriously.

Why do I need my divorce decree to get remarried?

A divorce decree is a formal legal document issued by the divorce court that terminates a marriage. The decree is proof that a divorce has been finalized. A person may not legally marry again unless he or she can show proof that any previous marriages are legally terminated.