Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

I've been living in California a little over a month but have been a resident of Oklahoma my entire life. Am I still a resident of Oklahoma even though my address changed?

Asked on 2/07/12, 1:50 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Roy Kohler Law Offices of Roy Kohler

If you declare yourself to be a resident of California and you actually live in California, you are now a resident of California.

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Answered on 2/07/12, 2:22 pm
Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Mr. Kohler is sort of correct. If you are a resident of OK, and come to California for a six week project, and intend to return to OK, you may not ever become a California resident. If you leave OK, come to California with the intention of living here with no present intention to return to OK, you would certainly be a CA resident, but not necessarily for all purposes. For example, until you have been a resident of California for six months, California does not recognize Family Law jurisdiction over you. Similarly to qualify as a resident for University of California resident versus non-resident tuition you don't qualify just by showing up here and getting a CA address.

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Answered on 2/07/12, 3:55 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I agree with Mr. McCormick. Residency is defined as your physical presence, coupled with the intent to remain there indefinitely.

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Answered on 3/01/12, 10:27 am


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