Divorce Law Basics in the State of Arkansas
Arkansas Marriage Laws
Arkansas State Divorce Code (Title 9, Subtitle 2, Chapter 12)
- Living apart for 18 continuous months without cohabitating (does not matter if separation was mutual or the voluntary act of only one spouse)
- Impotence (must have been impotent at the time of the marriage and at the time of filing)
- Conviction of a felony
- Habitual drunkeness for one year
- Cruel and barbarous treatment that endangers the life of the other spouse
- Cruel and indignant behavoir seen to be intolerable by the other spouse
Filing party must be a resident for at least 60 days prior to filing and divorce will not be finalized until after a 3 month waiting period.
Legal Separation Recognized? Yes
Parents who are divorcing must agree to complete at least 2 hours of parenting classes or agree to mediation to settle custody and visitation issues.