Arkansas Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Arkansas
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Arkansas. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Arkansas online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Arkansas are as follows:

  • A spouse must be a resident of the state of Arkansas for at least 60 days prior to filing for the divorce.
  • The proceedings shall be in the county where the complainant resides unless the complainant is a nonresident of the State of Arkansas and the defendant is a resident of the state, in which case the proceedings shall be in the county where the defendant resides

  • (Arkansas Code - Title 9 - Chapters: 12-301 and 12-303)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Arkansas:

  • No Fault:
    • When husband and wife have lived separate and apart from each other for eighteen (18) continuous months without cohabitation
  • Fault:
    • Impotence
    • Incarceration
    • Habitual drunkenness for one (1) year
    • Cruel and barbarous treatment
    • Offer such indignities to the person of the other as shall render his or her condition intolerable
    • Adultery

    (Arkansas Code - Title 9 - Chapters: 12-301)

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