Jurisdiction for NY Divorces

Jurisdiction for NY Divorces

When a couple in New York City makes the decision that their marriage is no longer working, they may want to consider divorce. In the event that the couple decides that this is the option they want to pursue, they will have to fulfill certain requirements in order to get the divorce process started. The two prerequisites are the residence requirement and citing legal grounds for the divorce.

Individuals who wish to file for divorce must meet at least one of the following residency requirements.

  • You or your spouse have lived here for at least 2 years directly before the divorce action.
  • You or your spouse were living here on the date of the divorce action and for a constant period of at least 1 year directly before the divorce action when your marriage ceremony was performed in the state or you lived here with your spouse as married persons.
  • You or your spouse have lived in the state for a continuous period of at least 1 year directly before the date of the divorce action and the grounds for divorce happened within state lines.
  • You and your spouse are citizens of the state on the date of the divorce action and the grounds for divorce happened in New York.

Once residency requirements are fulfilled, the individual will have to determine if they wish to cite fault grounds or not. However, many people cite no-fault because it makes the process easier.

If you have questions about divorce in New York City, contact us today.

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