Hello, I came across your site, and I have a question for you, My daughter has been married for the past three and a half months. During that time, I would say that most of the marriage has been spent apart and separate. He has been mentally and emotionally cruel to her. In the state of NY, what is the time period she can file for a divorce, and what are the grounds? They have been residents in the state for over ten years.
There is no length of time she must wait to file for divorce. The grounds could be “cruel and inhuman treatment,” but she will have to show
Fear of physical harm, not just mental and emotional cruelty.
Because they both lived iN.Y.NY for over a yearN.Y.NY would have jurisdiction.
If they are living in the NYC metro area, I strongly suggest they call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange for a meeting to discuss mediating their divorce.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions