The marriage is recognized by New York State as a legal marriage
although it was purely a religious one but if you or your wife meet the residency
requirements of New York, your divorce will be subject to New York Law
and any child custody agreement will have to be approved by a New York Court.
If you wish to discuss mediating the divorce as an alternative to litigation, please
call me at 212-370-1660. It may be the solution to your dilemma.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. / Divorce Solutions