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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS

Question #42:
Hello. I was hoping you could help. My husband and I married in 1997. We both moved out of our marital home in May 2000. I moved into an apartment and he subsequently moved down the hall from me-despite my feelings/reservations. Unfortunately, we didn't know that we had to file with New York State in order to obtain a separation (to proceed to divorce). We both have separate apartments, but during our separation, he quit his job and had no income. I basically paid his bills (his mom paid his rent), and I still cover him under my insurance. (Incidentally, we have not been intimate since 1999 due to his sexual preference. He wanted to renew a male relationship because he missed that part of his life-unknown to me).What is our recourse for divorce? Neither of us want to have to go through the one year separation period-we've already done this. We have both agreed that divorce is the best option, but unfortunately neither of us has a lot of money. There are no children and/or property. We both have our own 401(K) plans, our own insurance (he is still covered by mine until we legally separate). How long should it take to obtain a divorce? I would just like this nightmare over. I would sincerely appreciate your advice/help.
Answer:
Although you are separated physically, legally you are still married until you enter into a formal separation agreement. If you are located in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter in greater length. If both of you are interested in entering into a stipulated agreement you will not have to wait one year. The divorce can be gotten within a few months.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. / Divorce Solutions
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