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We Renewed Our Vows In My Country Of Origin, But Are Both US Citizens Living In Queens. Will Our Divorce In Queens Apply To The Foreign Marriage As Well?

Yes, a divorce dissolves a marriage, and it applies regardless of where the marriage was performed, even if you were married or renewed your vows in another country.

This is why states have legal requirements regarding residency, because once people are citizens of the state and meet the residency requirements, then the state’s legal jurisdiction applies.

If you are both living in Queens and meet the residency requirements for divorce (two years, in most cases), then you can proceed and your marriage will ultimately be dissolved in all jurisdictions.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have experience with international marriage matters, and can help you navigate any issues related to multiple nationalities or even just assets in multiple states.

Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer at 718-523-1111.