My wife and I are green card holders and our marriage is from outside the United States. Can we go through the divorce process under U.S. law?
I am not licensed to practice in your state and cannot provide you legal advice. However, I can give general tips regarding your situation based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Yes, every state has jurisdictional requirements setting forth how long you or your spouse must have resided in the state before you can petition the court for a divorce. In Oklahoma, where I am licensed to practice, a person must reside in Oklahoma for six months before he or she may file a petition for divorce.
Many states have similar residency requirements. I recommend you speak with an experienced family law attorney in your state to determine whether or not you meet your state’s residency requirement.