Divorce laws are not all created equally. When and how you may file for divorce can differ from one state to the next. This means it is important to make sure you fully understand your state's divorce laws before proceeding. How long will I have to wait between filing for divorce and making it final? Do I need to prove anything in particular? How are the marital property and debts likely to be distributed? These are some of the questions that come to mind. Below are links to information about divorce and child custody laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click on your state for information about divorce fault doctrines, annulment, enforcement of child support payments and more.