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Arizona Divorce Residency Requirements

In order to file your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Arizona, you must make sure the Superior Court has jurisdiction over your case. The most common way spouses are eligible to use a specific court system is by meeting the residency requirements. Meeting the Arizona residency requirements is typically only a concern for a spouse who has recently moved or is planning to move in the near future. The filing requirements are as follows:

That one of the parties, at the time the action was commenced, was domiciled in this state, or was stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and that in either case the domicile or military presence has been maintained for ninety days prior to filing the petition for dissolution of marriage.

The Dissolution of Marriage is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Arizona Statutes - Title 12 - Chapters: 401 and Title 25 - Chapters: 312, 329)