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What is the residency requirement to file for divorce in Alabama?

If you’re thinking about filing for divorce in Alabama, you might be wondering about the residency requirement. Here’s the deal: in order to file for divorce in the state, one spouse must have lived in Alabama for at least six months prior to filing. This means they must have been a resident of the state continuously for that time period.

If you’re not a resident of Alabama but your spouse is, you can still file for divorce in the state as long as your spouse consents to jurisdiction. And if you’re a military service member stationed in Alabama, you can file for divorce in the state even if your legal residence is somewhere else.

If you have any questions about the residency requirement for divorce in Alabama or just want to chat about your options, feel free to reach out to The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates. They’ve got experience in family law and can give you the guidance you need. You can reach them at 256-859-7277 to speak with a new client onboarding team member.

And just a heads up, the answers to these questions can vary depending on the specifics of your case, so it’s always best to get in touch with an attorney for more accurate information. This information is just for general purposes and is not meant to be taken as legal advice.

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