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What are the requirements for divorce in New York?

Couples who are considering divorcing in New York should be aware of the specific requirements that apply to this legal process in their state. Most important among these: You must be a resident of the state of New York before you can pursue dissolution of marriage. Knowing the basic legal requirements before you begin your divorce can help you avoid divorce legal issues that could cost you valuable resources and time.

Relocation requires modification of child custody agreement

If you have received a new job offer in another state, you may feel elation and relief -- until you remember your child custody agreement. A current child custody agreement in the state of New York may make it difficult for you to move to another part of the state, much less a different corner of the country. A permanent move out of state or to a faraway location could have a significant impact on the other parent's ability to interact with the kids -- which may mean that you need to go to court again.

Pets seem like family, but property division rules apply

To you, your favorite dog, cat or hamster is a legitimate member of the family. To New York's court system, though, your beloved family pet is lumped in the same category as your couch, jewelry and 401(k) account. The fact that pets are treated as property during divorce often muddles courtroom proceedings. When it comes to pets, property division really can go to the dogs if you have not developed a coherent strategy.

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