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State Divorce Laws

Divorce (or Dissolution of Marriage) is primarily governed by state specific divorce laws. This means that what may be applicable in one state may not be in the next, so it is imperative that you focus on the divorce laws for the state in which you are filing.

You will find that the laws may be very similar from on state to the next in regards to issues like spousal support and alimony, child custody, and property division, but issues like the filing procedures, document titles, child support, divorce grounds, and residency requirements can vary tremendously.

The divorce laws on our site are often abbreviated to provide a general understanding in an easy to read fashion. If you are having problems understanding how a certain aspect of the law applies to your situation, we suggest contacting a divorce lawyer in your area.

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