Asked over 1 year ago - Troy, MIFlag
My husband and i have been in the US for two years, we are here on L1-A visa's
we both have visa's until 2015 with an extension granted.
We have been separtated for 18 months and both want to move forward with our divorce.
There are no children and no financial commitments to each other, do we have to get this done in the UK or can we apply here in the US using the Simple Divorce / Summary Divorce Basics. The divorce is not contested, we live separate lives.
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You can apply for a divorce here in Michigan as long as you meet the residency requirements. To file for a divorce you must be a resident of the county where you intend to file for at least 10 days and the State of Michigan for at least 180 days. If you meet those requirements then you can file for a divorce. Good luck to you.
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Mr. Gornbein correctly states the jurisdictional requirements for a Michigan divorce. Your post is marked as coming from Troy, MI, but the questions references a UK divorce so that is somewhat confusing. A person can only have one official residence for jurisdictional purposes. There must be some connection to Michigan, and Oakland County, such as a drivers licenses issued by this state, or a residence owned or rented in this state and county. Simply traveling to the UK, for example, even on extended business trips, will not defeat the jurisdictional requirement.
As long as you meet the jurisdictional requirements for the state where you are residing you can file for a divorce here in the United States. If you are living in Troy, Michigan the residency requirements are 10 days in Oakland County and 180 days here in the State of Michigan. You do not need to retain an attorney if the divorce is not contested. Good luck to you.
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