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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 #150:
My best friend has been legally married to his wife for 3 years now but
they have NEVER lived together since getting married.He resides in VA
for work and she resides in Queens NY with their 3 year old daughter.
They just got a legal separation document in March of 2008. My question
is since they have not resided together the entire duration of the
marriage and they have not slept together in 2 years do they have to
wait out the legal separation period of a year to have a finalized
divorce or can they divorce now? They both agree it is a no fault
divorce. Please advise, he would like to end this marriage sooner rather
than later. Thanks!

Answer:


If the grounds for the divorce are based on the executed Separation
Agreement, then they will have to wait the full year. It is possible , however, to
file under other grounds which will permit the couple to get divorced immediately,
without waiting the year.

If your friend is living in the NYC metro area, have him call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for
a meeting to discuss this matter and to mediate his divorce.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions
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