Which states have no residency requirements for 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.

Can you get divorced in a state you don’t live in?

The main rule to remember is that you or your spouse must live in California to obtain a divorce in California. If neither of you is a resident, the courts will deny your request to file for divorce. You do not both have to be residents, but the spouse filing for the divorce should be one.

Can you file for a divorce 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.

How do you prove residency in a divorce?

Most courts accept the Petitioner's or Plaintiff's sworn authentication through the sign documentation as proof of residency in the state. However, other documents or items — a driver's license, voter registration card, utility bills or a pay stub showing place of employment — can be used to verify residency.