Arkansas Legal Requirements for Divorce
|Code Section||9-12-301, 307, 308, 310|
|Residency Requirements||One party must be resident at least 60 days before action and a resident 3 months before final decree granted.|
|Waiting Period||30 days from filing for decree (except in willful desertion for 1 year of continuous separation).|
|'No Fault' Grounds for Divorce||Separation:- (lived separate and apart for 18 mos.)|
|Defenses to a Divorce Filing||Collusion, consent or equal guilt in adultery.|
|Other Grounds for Divorce||Impotence; conviction of felony or infamous crime; habitual drunk for one year or cruel and barbarous treatment or offers indignities; adultery; separate for 18 continuous months; committed for 3 yrs.; and where either spouse legally obligated to support other and having ability to provide common necessities, willfully fails to do so.|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Research the Law:
- Official State Codes - Links to the official online statutes (laws) in all 50 states and DC.
Related Resources for Divorce: