New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Residency Requirements for Divorce

As a New Jersey Divorce Attorney, I am often asked how long does a litigant need to live in the state prior to filing for divorce?

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  • To file for divorce in the State of New Jersey, you must have been a resident of the state for at least one year prior to the date of filing.
  • The complaint may be filed in the county in which the cause of action for divorce arose, or where you presently reside, if the cause of action arose outside of the state.

Are you unsure whether you can obtain a New Jersey divorce?  Contact New Jersey Divorce Attorney Tanya L. Freeman to have your questions answered.

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This educational video was brought to you by Tanya L. Freeman, a New Jersey Divorce Attorney with offices in Jersey City and Parsippany.

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