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Legal Information: District of Columbia


Laws current as of
April 5, 2024

What are the residency requirements to file for divorce in D.C.?

To file for divorce in D.C., you or your spouse must have been a resident of D.C. for at least six months before the filing for the divorce.1

A member of the armed forces will be considered a resident of D.C. if s/he resides in D.C. continuously for six months during his/her military service.2

1 D.C. Code § 16-902(a)
2 D.C. Code § 16-902(e)