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Requirements for No-Fault Divorce in New York
In order to get a no fault divorce in New York state, you must satisfy two basic requirements:
- first, you must meet New York�s residency requirements, which apply to all divorces in New York;
- second, you must satisfy the statutory prerequisites of Domestic Relations Law � 170(7).
To divorce in New York, you must meet at least one
of these residency requirements
NO FAULT DIVORCE PREREQUISITES:
- Both spouses currently live in New York AND the cause of the divorce happened in New York; or
- At least one spouse has lived in New York for the past two years; or
- At least one spouse has lived in New York for the past year AND couple was married in New York; or
- At least one spouse has lived in New York for the past year AND couple lived in New York while married; or
- At least one spouse has lived in New York for the past year AND the cause of the divorce occurred in New York.
The court will not grant you a no-fault divorce unless:
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- one of the parties has sworn under oath that the relationship has broken down
irretrievably for a period of at least six months;
- you and your spouse have either resolved all the economic issues of distribution of property, spousal support, child support, and counsel and/or experts fees and expenses, and the custody and visitation with the minor children of the marriage
The economic (ancillary) issues have been decided by the court and incorporated into the final judgment of divorce