Divorce is a part of family law. Most family lawyers deal in divorce matters but if you are looking for an expert, you should hire the services of an experienced divorce lawyer. A good divorce law firm deals exclusively in divorce matters.
Divorce law is governed by state law. Each state has its own residency requirements for filing of a divorce petition. If you do not meet the residency requirements, then you cannot file a divorce petition in that state. Divorce attorneys are generally aware of the residency requirements of the states they practice in. An experienced divorce attorney will review your circumstances and determine if you meet the residency requirements for filing a divorce petition under your state law. If you do not meet the residency requirements, a divorce attorney can advice you of your options.