Asked in Divorce for New Jersey

Q: Is it possible to divorce my husband in the US if we were married in Europe? We are green card holders for 3 years.

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
Answered
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If you have lived in New Jersey for more than 1 year, NJ can have jurisdiction over your divorce. My suggestion is to sit down with a divorce lawyer and discuss whether NJ is the best place for the divorce to take place or whether there are other options available to you.

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

A: It is your legal residency that determines where you can file for divorce, so the fact that you were married in Europe is irrelevant to obtaining a divorce in New Jersey. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney.

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