Hoagland, IN asked in Divorce and Military Law for Indiana

Q: I am currently in the USMC but my residency is Indiana. Can I file for divorce in Indiana even tho I'm stationed in NC?

We have only been married three weeks and I would like to end it now due to how controlling he is. We have nothing owned together and no children.

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Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: If you maintained your residency under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, then yes. By that, I am assuming you kept that residence for the purposes of taxes (look at your LES to see where your state taxes are going), kept an Indiana DL, and Indiana plates on your car are all indicators you remain a resident there - so yes you can. The question becomes "why" would you want to do so if you are not living there.

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