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Colombian born US citizen marries Colombian women in Colombia lives together 7 years in US. What are my rights?

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: January 19, 2024

Q: Currently we both in Colombia and I am seeking a divorce and will be traveling back alone . I own the co op apt solely brought prior to the marriage . What are my rights if she returns to the states?

A: In Colombia was the place of marriage, she’s a resident of Colombia & does not have any other ties to NYS, then it would appear NY would not have jurisdiction over her to grant the divorce. As such, you can only proceed on a divorce here in NY if she expressly consents to NY jurisdiction. For a full assessment, schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce Attorney.

David Bliven, Esq.

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