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

  • If the defendant is a nonresident, the other party must have been a bona fide resident of this state for six months immediately preceding the filing of the complaint.
  • Complaints for divorce may be filed in the circuit court of the county in which the defendant resides, or in the circuit court of the county in which the parties resided when the separation occurred, or if the defendant is a nonresident, then in the circuit court of the county in which the other party resides.

  • (Code of Alabama - Title 30 - Chapters: 2-4 and 2-5)

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 Alabama:

  • No Fault:
    • Incompatibility
    • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
    • Voluntary abandonment
  • Fault:
    • A party being physically and incurably incapacitated from entering into the marriage state
    • Adultery
    • Imprisonment
    • Habitual drunkenness or the habitual use of opium, morphine, cocaine or other like drug
    • Incurably insanity
    • When the wife was pregnant at the time of marriage with another man's child
    • Domestic Violence or Abuse
    • Living separate and apart from bed and board of the husband for two years

    (Code of Alabama - Title 30 - Chapters: 2-1 and 2-2)

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