Does New York have jurisdiction to handle my divorce?

There are five alternative requirements to obtain a divorce in New York State. A party must meet one of the following five:

1) The parties were married in the state and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or

2) The parties have resided in this state as husband and wife and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or

3) The cause occurred in the state and either party has been a resident thereof for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the action, or

4) The cause occurred in the state and both parties are residents thereof at the time of the commencement of the action, or

5) Either party has been a resident of the state for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action.

If you meet one of the five requirements as listed above, and are looking to be divorced, contact our office today!

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