How to get divorce in Arkansas
The information below will help understand more about the divorce in Arkansas.
The common steps of how to get divorce in Arkansas:
The marriage has to have a full legal force, as it was concluded in accordance with the laws of Arkansas.
Spouses must be residents of the state or reside in Arkansas for at least 60 days prior to filing a lawsuit with the court, with the obligatory condition of living in the state at least 3 months before the court makes a final decision on divorce.
Spouses should have reasons why they want to dissolve the marriage.
If the couple is married to a covenant, the spouse who wishes to terminate the relationship must go through a special counseling session so that the court can make sure that the spouses are really willing to divorce.
Request an uncontested divorce in Arkansas.
In order to begin the process of divorce, the interested parties must fill out the appropriate divorce form documents and file them with the court.
Interested parties need to file completed divorce form documents in court and transfer copies to their spouses. After that, the court will set the date of the first hearing regarding the case. The minimum waiting period is 30 days.
If the interested party want to get a divorce in Arkansas, then at least one of the spouses must reside in the state for 60 days prior to filing a lawsuit. Required condition is a non-stop residing in the state within 3 months before the end of the marriage dissolution, when the court issues the final decree on the divorce.
The covenant marriage is able in Arkansas. Covenant marriage is a union, where man and a woman who agree that the marriage between them is lifelong.
Couples who are married to a covenant can get a divorce in Arkansas only after an authorized consultation. Causes of divorce can be as follows:
- The defendant (the spouse who does not file for divorce) committed an act of adultery;
- The defendant (a spouse who does not file for divorce) has committed a criminal offense, for which he was convicted;
- The defendant physically or sexually insulted the applicant (spouse filing for divorce) or the child;
- Spouses without consent live separately from each other for 2 or more years;
To be able to file for divorce in Arkansas, a married couple of covenant must comply with the conditions of the state of residence. Thus, one or the image of the spouse must be domiciled in the state, and the grounds for divorce should have been in Arkansas or while the matrimonial domicile was in the state.
If the reason occurred somewhere in another state where one or both of the spouses were domiciled, the party that received the judicial separation had to be domiciled in the state until the reason for the action was accrued and was domiciled in the state at the time the when he or she filed the suit.