Question #6

We married in Washington, DC, 15 years ago, and now live in France. We have three kids. We have been living separately for about a year. Neither of us feels in a rush to get a divorce. Still, it seems inevitable, and it would probably help now to clear up the legal issues surrounding this and also the associated unresolved (or “unformalized’) financial and parenting matters. Where should we start? Neither of us is keen to start this in France. So where should we get divorced…what are the implications, and can we get a lawyer to help prepare the way by drawing some kind of separation agreement?

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Question #10

What if two people were married in the Caribbean (both born there), but live in New York, reside there now, and before the marriage took place- What laws do they have to follow for divorce?

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Question #11

Is there any state that offers a quick divorce with a little residence requirement. The problem is that somehow our final divorce papers weren’t filed, and we both are seeing someone else. We would like to get a divorce out of state as not to affect our current interests. Any suggestions.

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Question #14

 A) The husband lives overseas. B) The wife is in NYC for two months. Then she will move abroad. C) They were initially married in New York State. D) They currently want a divorce. Query: Is it true that no divorce can be completed until either the husband or wife has lived in (residency) America for at least one year? Also, they can not even get a legal separation unless one of them is living in the States? And even legal name changes are expensive and troublesome, without one year’s residency? Is all this true? If so, how can one move on with their life, if their new life takes them overseas and being overseas means no divorce can be settled? 

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Question #15

My husband and I were married in February 1994 in Tennessee. We went our separate ways in that same year, but neither one of us started the divorce proceedings. It is now four years later, and I have resided in New York for over two years, and he in California. We have not spoken or seen each other since 1995. I don’t know where to get the ball rolling to start the divorce proceedings. I just want this to be over. Any information you could provide me would be very helpful and appreciated.

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Question #16

My wife and I were married in 1975 in Denver. We have lived in Phoenix, Spain, Israel, Texas, Louisiana, and Utah. My wife left me in August 1996 and has since resided in upstate New York. I moved to Turkey in April 1997, where I work for an American Company. My wife has asked for a divorce because she has met a guy on the internet whom she loves. If she files for a divorce in New York, can I be served as long as I remain in Turkey? Do I have to be served? Can she get a divorce as long as I stay overseas? Can you help us? We want to make it non-adversarial if possible.

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Question #17

If my spouse has filed for divorce in California, and I want to file myself, can I? Can I file in another state? 

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Question #17

If my spouse has filed for divorce in California, and I want to file myself, can I? Can I file in another state? 

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Question #19

I am an American citizen married in Australia to an Australian citizen. Now that I am back in Florida, can I file for divorce here, or do I have to go through the Australian courts? 

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Question #22

I live in PA with my wife of 12 years and our ten-year-old daughter. I came to the US 7 years ago, brought them on my work visa six years ago. My employer offered to sponsor my permanent residency. My wife is a very difficult person and has been in therapy for the last three years. It’s becoming unbearable for me, and I want out. The little she does for the family is under pressure from me. I have to juggle work (she finished her RN a year ago, but doesn’t have a work permit) and practically all family issues, from my daughter’s Halloween costume to finding my wife a gynecologist. Who would have jurisdiction over this divorce, given that we’re not permanent residents? 

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