If I got married in one state, can I file for a divorce in another?

UPDATED: Mar 27, 2012

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If I got married in one state, can I file for a divorce in another?

Asked on March 27, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You typically file for  divorce in the state in which you are residing--you don't have to go back to the state of marriage. Your divorce will be governed by the statutes and court cases--that is, the law--of the state in which you file for divorce.


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