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New York Residency Requirements in New York During Divorce

New York Residency Requirements in New York During Divorce

You want to get divorced from your spouse. You and/or your spouse live in New York. But do you actually meet the residency requirement that is necessary to obtain a divorce in New York State? You should check prior to filing for divorce so that you can efficiently divorce.

There are several ways to meet the residency requirement of New York State:

·        Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least two years before the divorce case is started;

·        Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least one year before the divorce case is started and (1) you got married in New York State, or (2) you lived in New York State as a married couple, or (3) the grounds for your divorce happened in New York State;

·        Both you and your spouse are residents of New York State on the day the divorce is started and the grounds for your divorce happened in New York State.

Remember that it is imperative that you meet the residency requirement in order to obtain a divorce in New York.  If you are unsure, you should locate a trusted attorney to advise you.

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