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Hello, I live in Louisiana. I was married in Oklahoma when I lived there at the time. Me and my wife are currently in Pennsylvania where I'm working. We are separating and I would like to file for a divorce. Can I get a lawyer to take care of this where I am,or would I have get one in my home state or from the state I was married in?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No I haven't done any paperwork at this time.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Pennsylvania

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How long have you and your wife been residents of PA? Are you planning on staying through the divorce? Will your spouse cooperate?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We have been here since October of last year. We are not PA residents. We are here because I'm working here.I travel with my line of work.
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I'm not sure how cooperative she will be.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I think she will be, but I'm not sure what she is going to request besides what I have already given her.

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