Divorce Residency Requirements
Are you considering divorce and you or your spouse resides in a different state? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott Humble to learn more about divorce residency requirements in New York State.
I had a bankruptcy client come in last week with her daughter, and her daughter had just moved back from California and wanted to go and get a divorce. That question, that issue is whether or not she had residency for New York State, in terms of getting a divorce. In New York State, there are some different requirements that you may fall under. One is that you’ve lived in New York State for the last two years or you’ve lived in New York State for the last year, you were married in New York State, and the grounds of the divorce happened in New York State – to cause you to want to get the divorce – and you were actually married here to begin with. This is a pretty tight knit law so that people don’t just move to New York State to take advantage of the divorce laws, and the court looks very heavily as to those requirements.
Are you considering divorce but you just moved to New York from another state? Contact experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott F. Humble for a free confidential consultation to learn more about divorce residency requirements and whether you will be able to get divorced in New York. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.