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Residency Requirements for Divorce in New York

To file for Residency Requirements for Divorce in New York , either spouse must meet residency requirements, which entail living in the state continuously for at least two years before starting the divorce process. Alternatively, the residency requirement can be satisfied if either spouse has lived in New York for at least one year, and either the marriage ceremony occurred in the state, the spouses lived in New York as a married couple, or the grounds for divorce arose in New York.