No, the time that you live in a state to establish residency does not have to be continuous.
There is no exact formula or checklist that is used in order to establish domicile in a certain state. Domicile is actually based more on your “intent” of where you intend for your home to be.
However, if a situation were to arise where you were questioned about your residency, the state would look at a number of factors. The biggest factor is physical presence in the state. In other words, do you own or rent or otherwise maintain a regular place of residence in the state. Even though you may have a residence in another state, your domicile state should be your main place of residence, where you spend the majority of your time. Other factors considered in determining your domicile state would be such things as:
· where your driver’s license is registered
· where your vehicle is registered
· where you are registered to vote
· where you receive your mail
· where your bank accounts are established
· memberships with local
· local church affiliation
If you have a physical presence in the state of Nevada, then as long as you have also established some or all of the things on this list, this would be sufficient proof that you intend for Nevada to be your domicile, regardless of whether or not you maintain a second home in California.
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