Addressing your Most Frequently Asked Divorce Questions
As a divorce attorney, I do my best to keep my clients informed and educated about each step of their divorce procedure. Often, this means answering some of the most common questions that might arise about the complications of marriage dissolution. To help people facing family law issues to address some of the most typical concerns surrounding divorce, I’ve put together this list of some frequently asked divorce questions that I have answered in my previous blogs and web site pages. Child custody, parenting time, child support, maintenance (spousal support) are important issues that need to be decided in a divorce as well but I do not discuss them in today’s blog.
Question 1: What Are New York Divorce Residency Requirements?
Parties to a divorce in New York must meet the residency requirements for the state, or their case may be dismissed. To apply for a divorce, residents must meet with the following requirements:
- The marriage ceremony must have taken place in New York, and one spouse must have had legal residence for at least one year prior to action taking place.
- Both spouses lived as a married couple in New York, and one or both residents has been considered a resident for at least one year prior to action taking place.
- The grounds for divorce took place in New York, and at least one spouse has been a resident for at least one year prior to action taking place.
- The grounds for divorce took place in New York and both spouses were residents at that time.
- At least one spouse was living in New York as a resident for at least 2 years prior to filing the case.