New York, like all states, has certain residency requirements before courts here consider themselves to have jurisdiction over matrimonial matters.
If you and your spouse have lived in Brooklyn for at least a year, you are considered residents of New York and you would file for divorce in Brooklyn courts.
If you and your spouse live apart and did not live in New York during your marriage, then you will have to live in the state for two years to meet the residency requirements for divorce.
Some people consider it advantageous to plan for divorce in a particular venue.
Each state regulates divorce a little differently, and some states may be more likely to produce a favorable settlement for your situation than others.
It’s wise to be informed. The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you decide whether divorcing in New York is your best course of action.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer.