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A friend of mine is getting a divorce. Does she have to go to the same county that she was married in? She asked me but I have NO idea!

 
renea20

Asked by renea20 at 10:22 AM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Relationships

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  • http://family-law.lawyers.com/divorce/Where-Do-I-File-for-Divorce.html


    Oh look, i was right. You have to file in the county that your husband lives in. Whoever files for divorce, HAS to file in the county that their spouse lives in. That is fact, i just went through it with a lawyer. She will be wasting time if she files in her county.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Found this hope it helps

    http://www.womansdivorce.com/filing-divorce-papers.html
    starestrada

    Answer by starestrada at 10:24 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • You file in the county where YOU live. Where you are a resident.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:28 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • This is something that varies state to state. She would need to check the state statutes for where she lives.
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 10:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • she has to file in the county that her husband lives in. It does not matter where you got married. Who ever is filing, must file int he county of their spouse they are filing against.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:23 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No she doesn't, she needs to Divorce in her state of Resident. (where she lives right now)
    DesertRose75

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 10:23 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No, you just file where you live now.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:24 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Trust me, she needs to file in the county her husband lives in, not in her county. What state does she live in?
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:25 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • County of residence
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:26 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • county/state does not matter in divorce. Marriage and divorce decrees are shared venues between states, meaning that it doesn't matter where you got married, you can file for divorce anywhere. You don't have to go to where your spouse is to file either!
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:26 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

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