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Alabama Residency Requirement


Before filing for divorce, either the petitioner or respondent must meet the residency requirements specified by state divorce laws.

The divorce petition may be filed in the county's circuit court where the respondent lives or in the county where the couple lived when the separation happened.

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If the respondent doesn't live in Alabama, the petitioner must have been a resident of the state six months before filing the divorce petition.

Upon filing for divorce, the couple will need to follow Alabama divorce waiting periods and other state requirements to get through the divorce process as smoothly as possible.

Learn about state requirements and Alabama divorce laws with a local Alabama divorce lawyer so you don't miss filing a document or meeting a requirement during your divorce to complicate the process. Talk to an Alabama divorce attorney today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Alabama divorce case review form.

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The above synopsis of Alabama divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Alabama divorce attorney in your area.

Alabama divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.