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The followingcapsule summary of the law in this state related to divorce maybe helpful to you. These brief statements are not meant tosubstitute for legal consultation, but rather to highlight themain issues to consider.

Divorce Law


Grounds: Insanity; undissolved priormarriage.

Residency: Plaintiff must haveresided 60 days before filing.

Waiting Period: Final decree uponissue of determination but never issued less than 20 days fromwhen complaint filed.

No Fault: Irreconcilabledifferences.

Defenses: None listed.

Code Section: 20-2-101, et seq.

Uniform Child Custody Act:1973
Joint Custody:No
Grandparent Visitation:Yes, 20-2-13(c)
Child's Wishes Considered:Yes
Code Section: 20-2-113

Community Property: No


Grounds: Prohibited marriages;underage; physical incapacity.

Time Limitation: Underage: Untilcouple cohabits upon reaching age of consent; Physicalincapacity: Until 2 years after marriage.

Legitimacy of Children: Legitimacynot affected by dissolution.

Prohibited Marriages: Previousmarriage undissolved; party mentally incompetent; betweenancestor and descendant, brother and sister, uncle and niece,aunt and nephew, first cousins.

Code Section: 20-2-101, 117


Office of Child Support EnforcementRegional Representative (Wyoming)
Federal Office Bldg., Rm. 924
1961 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: (303)844-5594

Wyoming Child Support EnforcementSection
Division of Public Assistance and Social Services
Department of Family Services
Hathaway Bldg.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-6084

Wyoming Division of Banking
Herschler Bldg., 3rd Fl. E.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-7797
Sue E. Mecca, Commnr.

Wyoming Insurance Department
Herschler Bldg.
122 W. 25th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-7401
Free: 800-442-4333
John McBride, Commnr.

Wyoming State Bar
500 Randall Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307)632-9061
Fax: (307)632-3737

Wyoming Vital Records Services
Hathaway Bldg.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Responds to public inquiries for birth and death records datingfrom 1909 (prior to this, back to 1900, incomplete records), andmarriage and divorce records dated May 1941 (prior to this, filedwith county clerks). Search fee for deaths, which includescertified copy, costs $6 if exact year of death is known; allothers $8 per five years searched. Additional copies cost $6 fordeath records, and $8 for other records. For all inquiries,enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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