International Divorces in New York Courts: Grounds for Divorce in New York

In New York, a divorce may be granted by a New York Family Court based on a mutual agreement of separation, an order of separation by a New York court, for “Fault” attributable to the other spouse or for No-Fault Grounds. A New York court may not grant a divorce in New York based on any other grounds, but the aforementioned New York grounds for divorce. Getting a divorce in New York does not need to be stressful or time consuming. Often the most important issue in handling a divorce is hiring a New York street-smart divorce attorney.  We handle many international divorce matters in New York. Often our clients are foreign nationals married to New York residents or vice versa. These matters require, not only a New York family law attorney, but a New York attorney that understands international divorce requirements and the needs of resident aliens residing in New

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New York Divorce: Residency Requirements and Permissible Grounds for Divorce in NY

Prior to filing for a divorce in New York, you must meet the residency requirement as outlined in New York’s Domestic Relations Law, and you must have a legally acceptable ground for the divorce in New York. Domestic Relations Law § 230 outlines the residency requirement that parties seeking a New York divorce must meet to legally pursue a divorce in New York. There are a few ways parties can meet the residency requirement: Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least two years before the divorce litigation is commenced; Either you or your spouse have been living in New York State continuously for at least one year before the divorce case is commenced; and you were married in New York State, or you lived in New York State as a married couple, or the grounds for your divorce happened in New

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