I was married two years ago in cook county Illinois.I moved to Michigan afterwards with my spouse and have recently moved to work in New Jersey/Pennsylvania border area (my spouse separated and lives in illinois ) and i still haven't decided if i will live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.I am looking to file a divorce soon .Which state will make it faster to go through divorce proceedings ,NJ or PA ? We have been separated for three months .Can i file for divorce in Illinois
You have to check two things for an answer: First, you need to find out if you quakify to file for divorce in Illinois since you don't live there. Some states require you to file in the county of the Petitioner and that would be either Pennsylvania or New Jersey if you are the moving party If they allow you to file in Illinois you can file there if you meet the requirements.
The second issue is that you have to decide where you live because even if you can file where you reside, you have to know where you reside.
To file in Pennsylvania you have to live there for 6 months and intend to stay. To file in NJ, you have to live there for 1 year with the intent to stay there. Once you decide where you are going to live, I would recommend that you meet with a local family law attorney to determine your best course of action.
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