Is There an Advantage to Filing for Divorce Before My Spouse Does?

There is often a strategic advantage to filing first, depending on the facts of your case. If you think your spouse is going to file and you feel as if you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop, it may be advantageous to file first. Also, if you and your spouse live in different counties, you may prefer to file in the county in which you live if you are eligible to do so.