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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 #235:
My soon to be ex-wife and I moved to New York 7 months ago for the greater good of our two year old, and right before we left she asked me for a divorce. She filed first having a divorce lawyer as a family friend in California. What state has jurisdiction? I have to respond to the filing in 10 days. Do I have to respond at the California court house or can I mail them in now that I live in NY? Mediation is done through the telephone evidently. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:

I order for New York to have jurisdiction, you must be living in NYS for 1 or 2 years depending on
Specific circumstances. It appears from your description of the situation, that CA has jurisdiction.
You must respond to the Summons and Complaint.
I strongly suggest that you speak to your wife about mediating, rather than litigating the divorce, which can be conducted here in my office in NYC.
Please call me to discuss the matter in greater length.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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