Wife Elvira claimed that the Manhattan venue for her divorce suit was improper and moved for a change of venue to Suffolk County, the New York Law Journal reports on May 14, 2012. The court accepted her plea, as neither wife nor her husband lived in Manhattan, thus making it an improper venue.

The court found that New York County had been allowing attorneys to file for divorce in Manhattan when neither of the spouses resided in the county, because of New York County’s reputation for processing these actions more swiftly in comparison to other counties.

The courts are urging the legislature to amend the CPLR so that except in cases where special circumstances are shown, divorce actions can only be filed in the county the parties reside in or trial judges are given the discretion to sua sponte move cases that are not filed in the right county.

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