2010 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 2 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 12 - Divorce and Annulment
Subchapter 3 - Actions for Divorce or Alimony
§ 9-12-303 - Venue -- Service of process.

9-12-303. Venue -- Service of process.

(a) The proceedings shall be in the county where the complainant resides unless the complainant is a nonresident of the State of Arkansas and the defendant is a resident of the state, in which case the proceedings shall be in the county where the defendant resides and, in any event, the process may be directed to any county in the state.

(b) In actions initiated by the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration or the Department of Human Services, proceedings may also be commenced in the county where the defendant resides.

(c) When a spouse initiates an action against the other spouse for an absolute divorce, divorce from bed and board, or separate maintenance, then the venue for the initial action shall also be the venue for any of the three (3) named actions filed by the other spouse, regardless of the residency of the other spouse.

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