I got married in Iran about 6 years ago, now my husband and I are both students in the US (Louisiana) .We are both on F1 visa and have been in LA for about 2 years now. I am about to file for divorce but I am wondering since my marriage isn't registered in the US, do I need to apply for the divorce through a court in the US or my home country?!
My reason for divorce: Lack of trust and have some documents proving he was about to get married with an American girl to get a green card! Save
As long as you were legally married you can file for divorce in the United States. You will still need to meet the residency requirements of the state you live in. You should contact a lawyer in your area to find out about the residency requirements.
Check it out with a LA attorney, but I see no reason why you cannot get divorced in the state where you reside. The place where the marriage is registered does not determine jurisdiction; it is where the parties reside that counts.