Most states have residency requirements before it accepts jurisdiction over a divorce matter. A couple cannot simply select the most convenient forum to initiate a divorce proceeding. New York State, for instance, has a one-year residency requirement before it will accept jurisdiction over a divorce matter. You should consult with an attorney in the jurisdiction you prefer to see if the courts will take your matter. In any case, however, you should consult with an attorney experienced in matrimonial matters in the jurisdiction, which will determine your divorce.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions