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What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Washington D.C.?

In order to obtain a divorce in Washington D.C., one of the parties must have been a bona fide resident for at least six months prior to filing a petition for divorce. (Washington D.C. Statutes, Title 16, Chapter 9, Section 902) Divorce petitions shall be filed in the Superior Court of D.C. Family Court Operations Division.

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