Wyoming is known as the Equality State, but if you’re facing a divorce in Wyoming, will it really live up to its namesake?
You can file for divorce in Wyoming if you or your spouse has lived in the state for at least 60 days. You can also file for divorce if you were married in Wyoming and one of you has remained a resident of Wyoming since the date of marriage.1
Wyoming is a no-fault divorce state. You can file a no-fault divorce (without establishing the fault of either partner) on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” The only fault-based ground for divorce is confinement for at least two years for incurable sanity.2
Wyoming is an equitable distribution property state, and assets acquired before and during the marriage can be subject to division. Wyoming divorce laws attempt to divide marital property in a manner believed to create a fair and equitable result. The judge will put into consideration contributions to a partner’s education, among others defined in Wyoming law.3
1WY ST § 20-2-104
2WY ST § 20-2-104-105
3WY ST § 20-2-114