I am not familiar with the residency requirements in England to tell you whether England would also have jurisdiction in your case. In NY, one would have to be living in NY for at least one year for NY to have jurisdiction. Because your spouse is living in NY for 2 or more years, NY would have jurisdiction.
If your wife is cooperative, we can do it in NY without your having to physically be present in NY. I can prepare all of the paper work and submit it to the courts after we conference together on the phone and go through all of the issues. I will then draft the Separation Agreement and the Divorce Papers and file them with the court.
My fee is $400 per hour. The total fee will be a function of how many hours it takes to conference and then draft the documents, review them together, and make revisions.
The total combined fee for both of you will be approximately $8000.00
You do not appear to have grounds for an annulment and be aware that NY keeps records of annulments as well as divorces.
Please discuss this info w/ your spouse, and if you would like to continue, please get in touch with me.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions