Buffalo Divorce Lawyer Outlines Getting Divorced if Your Spouse Lives in Another State
As an experienced Buffalo Divorce Lawyer I am often asked about situations where a spouse wants to get divorced but the other spouse lives in a different state. If one party is residing in one state and another party is residing in another state, the issue that comes before me is to determine the jurisdiction in the case. The court in New York State needs to have jurisdiction over a matter in order to help resolve your divorce. You can obtain jurisdiction in New York if one party has resided in the state for a period of one year or greater. Only one party needs to reside in New York. If the other party resides out of state, you still may have jurisdiction to reach a resolution in New York. You may have to address with your attorney the specific difficulties that you may have in serving the other party with the summons, but very often I can assist my clients in reaching out to process servers in other states and service is usually fairly easily obtained.
Are you trying to get divorced with a spouse who lives in a different state? If so, contact seasoned Buffalo Divorce Lawyer Rebecca Talmud.