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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46370 Justice La Marca THE PARTIES divided their time between Florida and Connecticut until they bought a Freeport co-op on July 16, 2003. Defendant husband sought dismissal of plaintiff wife’s Sept. 19, 2003 divorce action, claiming that she did not live in New York for one year prior to bringing action. He also claimed that because he lives in Florida, minimal contacts for “long-arm” jurisdiction purposes were lacking. The court dismissed plaintiff’s divorce and equitable distribution claims, finding that plaintiff’s intermittent visits with her daughter in New York did not satisfy “continuous” residency for one year prior to commencement of action as required by Domestic Relations Law �230. However, crediting plaintiff’s claims that the parties lived in the co-op until defendant’s departure and abandonment, the court concluded that pursuant to Civil Practice Law and Rules �302(b), defendant had the necessary minimal contacts to provide it with personal jurisdiction over him for spousal support and other ancillary claims.

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