Can Your Spouse File For Divorce In Another State?
The prospect of divorce often brings out the worst in people. Previous loving words turn to accusations and threats. One common threat an angry spouse might use against another is to file for divorce in another state with less friendly asset division of property laws. California is one of a handful of community property states that requires couples to equally divide all property gained during the marriage between both spouses (except for inheritances). This can be difficult for a high-earning spouse to swallow.
Fortunately for the lower-earning or stay-at-home spouse, this threat is a lot of nonsense. Yes, one spouse can file for divorce in another state, but the laws of your state of residence will still apply. That means that if you reside in California, community property laws will still govern your divorce no matter where your spouse files.
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