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Divorce Laws in Wyoming

Wyoming has a twenty day waiting period for divorce.

Residency and jurisdiction
The spouse who files for divorce in Wyoming must live in the state for at least 60 days prior to filing unless the couple was married in the State. If the couple was married in Wyoming, then the spouse who files needs only to have lived in Wyoming from the time of the marriage until the time filing.

Fault or no fault and grounds for divorce in Wyoming
Wyoming grants fault and no fault divorce. No fault divorce will be granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.

Fault divorce will be granted on the grounds of incurable insanity after confinement to a mental hospital for at least two years.

Division of property in Wyoming
Wyoming is an "equitable distribution" State meaning the property is not divided 50/50 but rather in a manner that the court deems fair to both parties. Wyoming matrimonial law requires the court to consider the following factors when dividing property:

  • The condition in which each spouse will be left following the divorce
  • The spouse who acquired or contributed to the acquisition of the property
  • The need to use the property to support either spouse or children

Spousal support in Wyoming
Spousal support, in Wyoming, may be designated out of property or profits from property, such as rental income, or may consist of a specific sum to be paid.

Child custody and support in Wyoming
When determining child custody, in Wyoming, the court must consider many factors including:

  • Relationship of the child with each parent
  • Ability to provide adequate care for the child
  • Competency and fitness
  • Willingness to accept all parenting responsibilities and willingness to relinquish care to the other parent when appropriate
  • Arrangement which will best maintain and strengthen the relationships between the child and each parent
  • Communication and interaction between the child and the parents
  • Ability and willingness to respect the other parent’s rights, responsibilities and privacy
  • Geographic between parents’ homes
  • Physical and mental ability to care for the child

Wyoming follows the Income Shares Model for calculating child support.

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