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Delaware Residency Requirement

When a couple is filing for divorce, there may be state residency requirements that either or both spouses will need to meet. In Delaware divorce, the petitioner or respondent will need to reside continuously in the state for at least six months.

If either spouse is a member of the United States armed services, one party must be stationed continuously in the state for six months to file divorce.

The divorce petition may be filed in county where either spouse lives. Learn more about divorce state requirements, including Delaware divorce waiting periods and Delaware grounds for divorce.

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The above synopsis of Delaware 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 Delaware divorce lawyer in your area.

Delaware divorce laws were last updated July 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.