CanI file for divorce in the countythat Ilive instead of the county my spouse lives in?

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CanI file for divorce in the countythat Ilive instead of the county my spouse lives in?

I have been separated for 13 years and live in a different county than I did when I was married. I have lived here for 7 years and would like to file for divorce in this county not the county my spouse lives in.

Asked on February 15, 2012 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The general rule is that you file for divorce in the county in which you reside, and many counties have a requirement that you have lived in their county for a set period of time before filing.  That differs from state to state and county to county but it is around 6 months and you have met that requirement many times over.  Good luck.


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