Divorce (husband in another state)
Question Details: I would like to get divorced but the husband is living in California and I have moved to Texas. We were married in California. We have been separated over 3 years. We have 2 children that reside with me. Because of the geographical issue will this be more difficult or coslty.
You actually have a choice here. You don't have to get your divorce in the same state where you were married (a popular misconception). You can either file in Texas, based on your residence there, or in California, because your husband is there.
It does make a difference, and not just in the added expense and difficulty of having your divorce case at long distance. Divorce law does vary, quite a bit, from one state to the other, and it's my opinion that Texas law is usually very unfavorable to divorcing women, and almost any other state is usually a much better choice.
In some ways, it will be easier doing this in California, because often one of the hardest parts of a divorce is at the beginning, getting the other spouse served. If you hire a lawyer in California to do this (by far the best way, I think), it won't be much of a problem. One place to look for qualified attorneys in any state is our website, http://attorneypages.com