Philadelphia, PA asked in Divorce for New Jersey

Q: I married in PR live in NJ my ex-wife lives in Ohio we been separated for over 8 years can we get divorce from the u.s

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Where you were married and where your wife lives are irrelevant to obtaining a divorce in New Jersey. If you meet New Jersey's residence rule. If she cannot be located, then service by publication is required. But that is not a problem. But, you must retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to represent you. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person or by way of a secure state of the art Zoom Video Conference. So you don’t have to be restricted by geography anymore in terms of choosing an attorney. You can “Meet” your attorney online for an initial strategy session from the comfort of your own home. Through mail, e-mail and electronic filing almost everything can be done without leaving your home, for most types of cases. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. Yes. You can start the divorce process in NJ where you reside so long as you been living in New Jersey for at least a year. I recommend speaking to a matrimonial attorney to explore your options and make sure it is done correctly.

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