Sacramento, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: If a couple are each citizens of two countries, married in a third country and are naturalized in a fourth (U.S) -(con't

They file for divorce in the California Court? (wife: Egypt, husband: Pakistan, married in Saudi Arabia, assumption: they became US citizens as married couple)

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Diana L. Martinez
Diana L. Martinez
  • Chino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You must meet the jurisdictional requirement for the state/county in which you wish to file. Each jurisdiction will have it's own requirements. For example, in the state of California, you must have been a resident of the state for the 6 months prior to filing your petition for dissolution of marriage, AND you must have resided in the county in which you wish to file for the prior 3 months (for example, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, etc). It does not matter whether you are a citizen or not, where you married, or where you lived during marriage. If either spouse meets the jurisdictional requirements, s/he may file in that jurisdiction.

I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck.

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