Legal Question in Family Law in Iowa

if I traveled to Iowa to enter a same sex marriage in iowa but we both live in Tennessee I've been told if we decided to divorce that the petitioner would have to live in Iowa for a year to file for divorce. Is this correct?

Asked on 9/12/13, 8:36 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Luedeman solo practitioner

That is pretty much correct. In a dissolution here one person must be a resident and that's the test for residency. Of course there are other states that have legalized same sex marriage whose residency requirements may be less stringent.

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Answered on 9/13/13, 6:19 am


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