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Kansas Divorce Residency Requirements

In order to file your Petition for Divorce in Kansas, you must make sure the District 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 Kansas 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:

The petitioner or respondent in an action for divorce must have been an actual resident of the state for 60 days immediately preceding the filing of the petition.

Military residence. Any person who has been a resident of or stationed at a United States post or military reservation within the state for 60 days immediately preceding the filing of the petition may file an action for divorce in any county adjacent to the post or reservation.

The divorce is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Kansas Statutes - Chapter 60 - Article 16 - Subject: 607 and 1603)