If I was married 2 years ago but have lived in another state for 4 months, which state would I file in?

I’m looking to file for divorce w/n the next few months. We have no children and have kept all financials separate. No joint bank accounts, credit cards, and/or retirement accounts. I am not on our home’s mortgage, but am on the deed filed. I don’t wish to put a claim in on the home; I would quit claim deed full ownership back to him. I want no spousal support. I still have a MI driver’s license and am registered to vote there as well. My intention is to move back there soon. What state should I file in? How do I go about transferring full ownership of the home to him?

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

Chris Miao / The Law Office of Lee & Miao, PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your best bet is to file the divorce in the state that you were married in, especially if your soon to be ex-husband still lives in that state.  It will be easier and cheaper to serve him the divorce papers.


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