In order to obtain a divorce, either the plaintiff or the defendant must have been a resident of Arkansas for at least 60 days prior to commencing the action and must be an Arkansas resident for at least 3 full months before a divorce may be granted. (Arkansas Statutes Section 9-12-307). If the plaintiff is a resident of Arkansas then the complaint must be filed in the county court where the complainant is a resident. If the plaintiff is not an Arkansas resident then the complaint shall be filed in the county where the defendant is a resident. (Arkansas Statutes Section 9-12-303)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.