No divorce shall be granted unless the plaintiff has resided in Wyoming for sixty (60) days immediately preceding the time of filing the complaint, or the marriage was solemnized in this state and the plaintiff has resided in this state from the time of the marriage until the filing of the complaint.
In Wyoming, a divorce may be granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, or on fault-based grounds when either party has become incurably insane and the insane person has been confined in a mental hospital for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the commencement of the action for divorce.
In granting a divorce, the court shall make such disposition of the property of the parties as appears just and equitable, having regard for the respective merits of the parties and the condition in which they will be left by the divorce, the party through whom the property was acquired and the burdens imposed upon the property for the benefit of either party and children.
The court may order either party to pay reasonable alimony to the other party either for life or a specific sum paid in lump or installments. Wyoming does have temporary alimony orders even if there is no divorce pending. When the husband and wife are living separately, or when they are living together but one spouse does not support the other spouse or children within his/her means, then such an order could be granted.
Child custody in Wyoming shall be crafted to promote the best interests of the children, and may include any combination of joint, shared or sole custody. In determining the best interests of the child, the court shall consider, but is not limited to, the following factors:
Wyoming uses standard formulas to determine the total child support obligation considering the combined income of both parents. The appropriate table is based upon the number of children for whom the parents share joint legal responsibility and for whom support is being sought. It is based on the number of children and the net monthly income of both parents.
A court may deviate from the presumptive child support amount established by the state's formula if it finds the amount to be unjust or inappropriate in that particular case. In determining whether to deviate from the presumptive child support established, the court shall consider the following factors: