Can I get a divorce before being married for a full year?

I got married 6 months ago and then moved out of state. My husband is in the military and stationed here. He commited adultery 3 months into our marriage, and I heard that you can’t get a divorce without being married for 1 year. If I can get divorced, which state would I have to go through?

Asked on June 7, 2012 under Family Law, California

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are married, you can file for a marital dissolution if you have been married one (1) day, one (1) year or even longer. The county and state where you file for a marital dissolution is where you have resided for at least six (6) months as your permanent residence.

I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to assist you in getting your marital dissolution petition filed if that is your desire.


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