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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 #57:
I was married in December of 1997. In March of 1999 my wife told me that she did not want to be married any more, I agreed and moved out. In November of 1999 she moved to Florida and lived there until July of 2001. Do I have grounds for a divorce under abandonment or separation? P.S. We have a 4 year old son. Will this affect my ability to get a divorce?
Answer:
You do not indicate what State you are living in. From the information you provide, you would not technically satisfy the criteria for abandonment in NY state but if you and your wife are in agreement to divorce, we could find suitable grounds upon which to base the divorce. Having a child will not impair your ability to divorce, but does raise issues regarding child custody, child support and visitation. If you are located in the NYC metro area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter further.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq / Divorce Solutions
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