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Filing for Divorce in NY 2017-09-14T03:30:48+00:00

The only court that can handle divorce in New York is the Supreme Court of the State of New York Residency requirements give a New York court the power to hear your divorce case. A New York court can only decide a divorce case if one of the following requirements are met under Domestic Relations Laws – Article 13 – Sections: 230 and 231:

  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.