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My Spouse Is In Prison. Can I Divorce Them In Brooklyn Where I Still Live?

Yes, regardless of where your spouse is currently residing, and whether they are in state or federal custody, you will file for divorce in Brooklyn, where you live.

Divorcing an incarcerated spouse has a host of complications that standard divorces don’t face, like making sure legal documents are properly served and that your spouse is able to respond in a timely way.

In contested divorces, where your spouse decides to fight you on some or all of the issues, the divorce may drag out for a protracted period.

In an uncontested matter, things will go more smoothly, but you’ll still be working through the prison bureaucracy.

If you wish to divorce a spouse who is in prison, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can make sure that the process is as hassle-free as possible for you.

From dealing with prison administration to negotiating a settlement that protects you, we take the guesswork out and make sure you are fully informed before you agree to anything.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.



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