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Can I file for divorce in New York?

Find Out If You Meet the NY Court Residency Requirement to File for Divorce in New York.

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There are five (5) ways you can meet the Residency Requirement allowing you to file your divorce in New York.

1. You and your spouse were married in NY and one of you has lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing for divorce (DRL 230 (1))

2. You and your spouse lived in NY as husband and wife and one of you has lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing for divorce (DRL 230 (2))

3. The reason you are getting divorced occurred in NY, and one of you has lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing for divorce (DRL 230 (3))

4. The reason you are getting divorced occurred in NY, and both of you live in NY at the time you file for divorce (DRL 230 (4))

5. Either of you or your spouse has lived in NY for at least two years prior to filing for divorce (DRL 230(5))

EXCEPTION: The most common grounds for divorce are (DRL 170(7)) – an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months – if that is the grounds being claimed and the parties were not married in NY or never lived in NY as spouses, then at least one party needs to have been living in NY for a period of two years prior to the divorce being filed.

 

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

New York Divorce FAQs

The FAQs contain general information that is not solely county specific. We recommend you read all of them.

Kings County FAQs

Bronx County FAQs

Queens County FAQs

Filing at Court

NY Contested Divorce Timeline (Courtesy of Nassau County

New York Contested Divorce Required Documents Checklist (Courtsey of Nassau County)

New York Contested Divorce Required Documents Checklist (Courtsey of Nassau County)

Where to file for divorce

In New York State, you must file your divorce in the appropriate county's Supreme Court.

Albany County

Allegany County

Bronx County

Broome County

Cattaraugus County

Cayuga County

Chautauqua

Chemung County

Chenango County

Clinton County

Columbia County

Cortland County

Delaware County

Dutchess County

Erie

Essex County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Genesee County

Green County

Hamilton County
(NOTE: there are no Supreme Court proceedings in Hamilton County - You must file in Fulton County )

Herkimer County

Jefferson County

Kings County

Lewis County

Livingston County

Madison County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Nassau County

New York County

Niagara County

Oneida County

Onondaga County

Ontario County

Orange County

Orleans County

Oswego County

Ostego County

Putnam County

Queens County

Rensselaer County

Richmond County

Rockland County

St. Lawrence County

Saratoga County

Schenectady County

Schoharie County

Schuyler County

Seneca County

Steuben County

Suffolk County

Sullivan County

Tioga County

Tompkins County

Ulster County

Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Westchester County

Wyoming County

Yates County

Retirement Benefits

Orders to Distribute Retirement Benefits (Courtesy of Nassau County)

DIY Divorce

New York State DIY Uncontested Divorce Program

 
 
 

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