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How Long Do I Need To Have Lived In New York In Order To File For Divorce In Queens?

Queens Divorce Lawyer For Residency Requirements

You can file for divorce in Queens after you’ve been a resident of New York for two years.

Otherwise, your former state is understood to have jurisdiction over your matrimonial matter.

If you and your spouse move often (as with many military families, for instance), the state where you married or were previously a legal resident prior to becoming a resident of New York will have jurisdiction until the residency requirement is met.

States have different laws regarding divorce, and for many people, it’s worthwhile to consult attorneys in both states where you’re considering filing.

Depending on your situation, you may find that one state provides the best chance for you to get the most favorable settlement, and choose to pursue the action there.

If that state is New York, it may be worthwhile to wait out the residency requirement, then commence the action.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino offer free consultations with every prospective client, so you can understand your options.

We can advise you on the particulars of New York law, and help you determine whether residency here is in your best financial interest.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 and talk to an experienced Queens residency lawyer for free.