Arkansas divorce law has state residency requirements for divorce that the petitioner must meet to file for divorce.
For the Arkansas divorce court to accept a divorce petition, the petitioner needs to live in Arkansas for 60 days before filing for divorce and be a resident of the state for three months before the final divorce decree is entered.
The divorce proceedings will take place in the county where the petitioner lives unless the petition isn't a resident of the state but the respondent is a resident.
If this is the case, the divorce proceedings will be in the county where the respondent lives; however, in any divorce, it is possible the Arkansas divorce court can direct the divorce proceedings to another county in particular situations.
Establishing residency in a state varies, depending on divorce laws. A local divorce lawyer can explain the different requirements you will need to meet to be a resident of the state.
Learn more about other requirements, such as Arkansas grounds for divorce and Arkansas divorce waiting periods. Connect with a local Arkansas divorce attorney today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out an Arkansas divorce case review form below.
The above synopsis of Arkansas 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 Arkansas divorce attorney in your area.
Arkansas 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.