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RESIDECY REQUIRMENTS

(Q.)  What are the "Residency Requirements" in New York State?
(A.) According to the New York Domestic Relations Law § 230 the requirements are as
        followed:  


1) The marriage ceremony was performed in NYS and either spouse is a resident of the
     state at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in the state
     for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began; OR

2) The couple lived as husband and wife in NYS and either spouse is a resident of the
     state at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in this
     state for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began; OR

3 ) The grounds for divorce occurred in NYS and either spouse is a resident of the state
     at the time of the commencement of the action for divorce and resided in this state
     for a continuous period of one year immediately before the action began; OR

4) The grounds for divorce occurred in NYS and both spouses are NY residents at the
     time the action is commenced; OR

5)  If you and your spouse were married outside of NYS and you never lived together as
     husband and wife in this state and the grounds for divorce did not occur in this state--either
     you or your spouse must presently be a resident of New York State and have resided  
     continuously in the state for at least two years prior to bringing this action for divorce.

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