In which state do I file my divorce in?

I got married 3 ears old. However, 3 months later, I moved to another state after realizing that I made a huge mistake. I filed in the state that I moved to only be told that my divorce was void. I’m not sure if I need to file in the state that I moved from.

Asked on July 5, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can file in either the state in which you or your spouse is a legal resident of. To check residency requirements for a specific state, you can go online and look up the state court website. There, you will find eligibility and other requirements for filing a divorce. If still in doubt, then put a call into the local legal aid office or check with the appropriate courthouse clerk for further information. As always, you can consult directly with a divorce attorney as to your situation.


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