What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Arizona?

To file for divorce in Arizona, either spouse must be domiciled (physically present and regard where they are living as home) in the state or stationed there while a member of the armed services for 90 days prior to filing the petition for dissolution of marriage, according to Arizona Revised Statutes 25-312.

In most Arizona divorce cases, the petition for divorce is filed in the county where the spouse filing for divorce resides.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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