New York City Divorce Lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward Discusses the Residency Requirements for Divorce in New York

July 12, 2022 at 15:34

New York City divorce lawyers Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward release a new article ( explaining the residency requirements for a divorce in New York. The lawyers mention that divorce can be complicated. It is a very emotional time filled with many emotional times and financial insecurities. Even if a divorced couple is friendly with each other, there are a lot of legal issues involved that can make it difficult for both parties to be amicable.

“Strict residency requirements must be met to get divorced in New York. One of the following must exist before the courts grant you a divorce: the marriage occurred in New York, and one spouse has lived here for a minimum of one year; a spouse lived in New York as a married couple, the grounds stated for your divorce happened here, and one spouse has lived here for a minimum of one year, and you or your spouse has lived in New York for a minimum of two years,” says the article from the New York City divorce lawyers.

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The lawyers explain that there is no waiting period to get a divorce in the state of New York. They also add that so much of the emotional divorce process is about blame and fault. But in New York, the fault also has a legal impact and is the basis for grounds for divorce. The person filing for a divorce must provide grounds or fault for their decision to divorce.

Attorney Martin Mohr adds that there are seven accepted grounds for divorce in New York. These grounds include that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage for at least six months, abandonment, cruel and inhuman treatment within the past five years, adultery, or the spouses have been legally separated for a year and have lived separately.

“Because marriage is a legal and emotional relationship, many legal aspects must be addressed and settled to move forward for a couple to be granted a divorce in New York. Sometimes, a couple can come to these agreements themselves and seek an uncontested divorce. But in some cases, they will need to be addressed by the court if a couple can't agree to their own terms,” says the family law attorney Ethan Steward.

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled child support attorney when dealing with matters such as divorce and child custody. A skilled lawyer may be able to help the parents understand their roles and responsibilities in the divorce and help them come to a favorable agreement.

About New York Family Law Group

New York Family Law Group is founded by attorneys Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward. Combined, the lawyers have over 30 years of experience in dealing with New York family laws. They aim to give their clients skilled representation and educate them about their rights while navigating the complicated terrains of family law-related matters. Contact them today at (718) 293-1542 to schedule a consultation.


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