New York Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in New York
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in New York. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the New York online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in New York are as follows:

  • The parties were married in the state and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or
  • The parties have resided in this state as husband and wife and either party is a resident thereof when the action is commenced and has been a resident for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding, or
  • The cause occurred in the state and either party has been a resident thereof for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of the action, or
  • The cause occurred in the state and both parties are residents thereof at the time of the commencement of the action, or
  • Either party has been a resident of the state for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action

  • (Consolidated Laws of New York - Domestic Relations Laws - Article 13 - Sections: 230 and 231)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in New York:

  • The cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Abandonment for 1 year or more
  • Imprisonment for 3 years or more
  • Adultery
  • Living separate and apart for 1 year or more
  • Irretrievable breakdown in relationship for a least six months

  • (Consolidated Laws of New York - Domestic Relations Laws - Volume 8 - Sections: 170 and Article 10, Section 170, and Article 13, Section 230)

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