Can I File For Divorce In California If I Was Married In Texas?

By Karen Covy
March 12, 2015

Karen Covy, a divorce lawyer in Chicago, answers:

You must file for divorce in the state in which you live at the time you want to get divorced. It doesn’t matter where you were married.

You can file for divorce in California as long as you meet the California residency requirements. To do so, you must have been a resident of the state of California for at least 6 months, and of the county in which you wish to file for divorce for at least 3 months.


Karen Covy is a lawyer, mediator, educator and the author of When Happily Ever After Ends: How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially, and Legally.

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March 12, 2015

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