Unfortunately, it is also a “big deal” in New York City as well. For the New York Court to hear your divorce case, it must have jurisdiction, and New York generally requires a residency requirement of one year before it will entertain jurisdiction. Once you overcome the hurdle of jurisdiction, you may file a stipulated agreement between both of you agreeing to the divorce and the grounds upon which the divorce is based. If you both agree, neither of you will have to make an appearance; a qualified attorney may file all the executed papers on your behalf.
If you are interested in pursuing this matter further in New York, please get in touch with me either by Email or at 212-370-1660.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions