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Do you have to be a resident in NJ for a year if you were just

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Do you have to be a resident in NJ for a year if you were just discharged from the Navy on April 2013 to get a divorce from somone you were separated from for over a year in another state. Marriage took place on October 22,2011 were together for less than 6 months
Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

I am sorry for your situation, and before I forget, thank you for your service. I am going to assume that your home state as denoted on your paperwork with the military was not NJ, and, you were not stationed in NJ before you were discharged. Please REPLY and let me know if otherwise.

If so, then I am afraid that you have to be a resident in New Jersey for one year, indeed, before filing for divorce in NJ.

The fact that you were together for less than 6 months does not matter.

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