What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Arkansas?
In order to obtain a divorce, either the plaintiff or the defendant must have been a resident of Arkansas for at least 60 days prior to commencing the action and must be an Arkansas resident for at least 3 full months before a divorce may be granted. (Arkansas Statutes Section 9-12-307). If the plaintiff is a resident of Arkansas then the complaint must be filed in the county court where the complainant is a resident. If the plaintiff is not an Arkansas resident then the complaint shall be filed in the county where the defendant is a resident. (Arkansas Statutes Section 9-12-303)
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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