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New York Divorce Residency Requirements

New York Divorce Residency Requirements

Posted By Meyers Law Group || 10-Nov-2011

New York is reportedly one of the most difficult states to obtain a divorce in. However, there are a number of circumstances under which a couple may file for divorce in New York as long as spouses fulfill residency requirements. Te residency restrictions for a divorce action filed in the state include the following:

  • You and your spouse got married in New York and either one of you has resided in New York for at least one continuous year prior to the commencement of the divorce action.
  • You and your spouse have lived in New York as husband and wife for at least one year immediately preceding the divorce action.
  • The grounds for divorce occurred in New York and either you or your spouse has resided in New York for at least one year immediately preceding the divorce action.
  • The grounds for divorce happened in the states and both you and your spouse resided in the state at the time of the divorce action.
  • Either you or your spouse has resided in New York for at least two consecutive years immediately preceding the beginning of the divorce action.

If you have questions about the laws surrounding a New York divorce, contact the Meyers Law Group now to consult with one of our Long Island family lawyers.