What are the requirements for filing a divorce in Massachusetts?

You may file for divorce in Massachusetts if:   

  • you have lived here for a year, or
  •  the conduct that is the reason for divorce occurred in Massachusetts and you lived as a married couple in Massachusetts, regardless of where your spouse now lives, or even if his/her address is unknown.
  •  You file a divorce in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in the county where you and your spouse last lived together if either of you still lives in that county. If neither of you lives in the county where you last lived together, you may file in the county where you live, or you may file in the county where your spouse lives.

If you have questions about filing for divorce in Massachusetts, contact Attorney Howard Lewis.

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