Divorce Residency Requirements

Thinking about divorce and you or your spouse reside in a different state? Learn more about New Jersey divorce residency requirements in this video.

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Question:

How long must I live in New Jersey to file divorce?

Answer:

If you’re here, you’re probably considering divorce in New Jersey. One of the questions that people ask me is, how long do they have to live in New Jersey before they can file for divorce?Divorce Residency RequirementsThat question usually comes with a caveat; are there children involved? If there are children involved, the courts can shorten the time period for which you have to live here, especially when it concerns their health and well-being. Generally, though, the courts are going to require you, as a filing party, to live in New Jersey for at least a year before you file for divorce.


Are you or a loved one thinking about leaving a marriage and have questions about the divorce residency requirements in New Jersey? Contact New Jersey divorce lawyer Bart W. Lombardo for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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