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Wyoming Divorce Laws

Wyoming Divorce Laws Overview

In order to get a divorce from your spouse in any state, you'll have to follow the rules and regulations of that state. Whether you have children, need spousal support, or are having a tough time figuring out how to divide up your mutual property, each state has a set of laws governing divorce. Wyoming is no different.

No Fault Divorce Laws

Wyoming is one of many states that offers what has come to be known as a “no fault” divorce. In a no fault divorce, you do not have to allege or prove any specific wrongdoing in order to get a divorce. But you still need to follow certain procedures in order to get divorced. Under Wyoming law, you only have to demonstrate that you and your spouse have been separated for involuntarily for two years or voluntarily for 12 months. Wyoming law also provides alternatives to the standard divorce known as an annulment and legal separation, which have separate requirements and only apply to certain circumstances.

If you and your soon-to-be ex have any children together, you should also be aware of Wyoming child custody laws, as well as state statutes pertaining to child support guidelines and child support enforcement.

The main provisions of Wyoming's divorce laws are explained below. See FindLaw's Divorce section to learn more, including Eligibility for Summary Divorce and Settlement Agreements and Court Approval.

Code Section Wyoming Statutes - Title 20 - Chapters: 20-2-104, 20-2-105
Residency Requirements Plaintiff must be a resident or a member of armed forces stationed in state.
Waiting Period Spouse filing must be a resident of the state for 60 days – and a waiting period of 20 days after you file your complaint before your divorce decree can be finalized.
'No Fault' Grounds for Divorce Irretrievable breakdown or incurable insanity
Defenses to a Divorce Filing N/A
Other Grounds for Divorce NA

Note: State laws are constantly changing and divorces can be very complicated, especially where there are large assets to be divided, and custody of children is a factor. It is in your best interest to contact a Wyoming divorce attorney as well as to conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

You can also continue your own research by visiting FindLaw's Divorce section for more articles and resources on this topic.

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