Divorcing In One State While Owning Property Located In Another State

divorce lawyer Katie PetersenQuestion:

I own property in another state that I bought before we were married in that state.

We have lived in our current state for many years. Now that we are divorcing, which state’s property laws will govern how this property is divided?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

The issue is whether your current state’s courts have jurisdiction over you and your marriage. Since you currently live in and have been living there for many years, your current state will likely have jurisdiction over you and your marriage.

If those courts do have jurisdiction over you and your marriage, then your current state will have jurisdiction over your property division, even if the property is located out of state.

Therefore, if you are divorcing in your current state then you would follow that state’s divorce laws.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Katherine Petersen, please contact Cordell & Cordell.

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