Generally, the courts in NY recognize decisions made in other jurisdictions, subject to proper notice to all the parties and the fairness and equity which results from the decision. A lot will have to do with the actual jurisdiction in which the decision was made and whether the decision would have been dramatically different had it been made in NY. If the assets of the couple are located in the NY or the children of the marriage are located in NY, the courts will be more apprehensive about accepting a decision of another court. Such a situation requires the assistance of experienced legal counsel. If you are located in the New York City metropolitan area , I strongly suggest you call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter at greater length. Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

Being separated is not recognized as a grounds for divorce. You must have entered into a written separation agreement which was prepared properly with all the legal requirements in order to use the grounds of legally separated for one year or more. There are , however, other alternatives that can be used for grounds.

If you’re living in the New York City metropolitan area, I strongly suggest that you call me to discuss mediating the divorce and getting the proper legal counsel that you both need in order to effectively divorce and get on with your lives.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions