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Legal Statutes: Alabama

UPDATED July 28, 2016

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Article 1. Divorce from Bonds of Matrimony.

back to top30-2-5. Residency requirement for plaintiff when defendant nonresident.

When the defendant is a nonresident, the other party to the marriage must have been a bona fide resident of this state for six months next before the filing of the complaint, which must be alleged in the complaint and proved.

(Code 1852, § 1969; Code 1867, § 2359; Code 1876, § 2693; Code 1886, § 2330; Code 1896, § 1494; Code 1907, § 3802; Code 1923, § 7416; Code 1940, T. 34, § 29; Acts 1945, No. 457, p. 691; Acts 1971, No. 2280, p. 3687.)