Do I need to file for divorce in the state that I got married in?
No, you don’t. You need to file for divorce in the state where you presently reside. In Colorado, you need to have been here for at least three months essentially before you can file for divorce. So you need to file in the state where you presently reside. It doesn’t really matter that if you got married in a different state. We’re looking at where you’re presently domiciled and also where your assets are located, so for example if you live here in Colorado you’ve been here for more than 90 days, you have property here in Colorado you could go ahead and file for divorce in Colorado. Let’s say that you reside here in Colorado but have property in another state Colorado can still address that property that’s located outside of the state of Colorado so long as the court has jurisdiction over the parties. So that’s the important thing is whether or not the court has jurisdiction over you and your spouse.