Got married in Las Vegas but live in another state. How do I divorce?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

My husband and I got married last June in Las Vegas – I’ve since found out he’s been cheating on me. I want a divorce but don’t know how to go about doing it being that we went out of state – can you please help – everyone is telling me Connecticut doesn’t acknowledge the marriage because we went to another state?

State: 
Connecticut

Answer: 

Your Las Vegas marriage is valid in all states including Connecticut. That doesn’t mean you need to go back to Nevada to obtain a divorce though, in almost every instance people can get divorced in the state where they currently reside – not in the state where they got married (if they are different). The bad news is that you must be a resident of Connecticut for 12 months before you can file for a divorce in that state. – The Divorce.com Team

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