The requirements for a no-fault divorce in Alabama are as follows:
The spouse who files for the divorce must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months before filing for divorce.
One can file the divorce in: 1) the county in which the defendant resides;
2) the county in which both spouses resided at the time of separation; or
3) If defendant is a nonresident of Alabama, the plaintiff may file in the county where he/she resides. [Code of Alabama; Title 30, Chapters 2-4 and 2-5).
The legal grounds for divorce in Alabama are as follows: No-Fault: 1) Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage;
2) complete incompatibility of temperament such that the parties can no longer live together;
3) voluntary separation for over 1 year. [Code of Alabama; Title 30, Chapter 2-1].
USE THESE WORDS IN THE COURT DOCUMENTS FOR ALABAMA ONLY
Use these exact words, all in capital letters: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COUNTY, ALABAMA
- Use these exact words, all in capital letters: COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE
- Use the word “Plaintiff”. Be sure the “P” is capitalized.
- Use the word “Defendant”. Be sure the “D” is capitalized.
- Use these exact words, all in capital letters- JUDGEMENT FOR DIVORCE
- Use the word “County” here.