How to obtain a divorce for non-U.S. residents outside the States?

Question Details: I and my partner were married in the U.S. 9 years ago. We both are non-U.S. citizens and left the States for 5 years. We separated for years and really want to obtain a divorce. I checked some article online which said that there is a residency requirement for filing a divorce petition. Is there any way for me to file for divorce outside the States or hire someone to do so?

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