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If married in NYS but retire and build a home after

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if married in NYS but retire and build a home after AZ does it consider community property in the state I will reside after we retire and build ..AZ is a community state but will marry in NY
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Legalease replied 2 years ago.
Hello there -
The state in which you are married has no bearing on the laws that would affect your marriage if you do not live in that state during the marriage OR you have not lived in that state for at least six months prior to the date which you file for divorce or a spouse dies in the state where you are currently living. So, turning specifically to your question, if you live in AZ and build the house in AZ, then that state laws will apply (community property laws) in the event of separation, divorce or death of a spouse after moving there. The court in AZ would not and could not apply NY law simply because you were married there. This is something like all of the Las Vegas "Quickie" marriages -- yes, they are legal and if you leave LV and live in another state after the marriage, the laws of the state where you are living apply to a divorce.
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