How long do I have to wait after divorce in NY state to re-married in another country? 18 Answers as of July 26, 2012

NY Divorce Law says no waiting period to remarried and Domincan Republic Divorce Law says " Women should wait 10 months to re-married after divorce".
I'm a naturalized US citizen, which law applies?

I want to marry my boyfriend and bring him to the US.

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Law Office of Rebecca White
Law Office of Rebecca White | Rebecca White
If you want to marry first, the marriage must be valid in the country the marriage takes place. If you want to use a fiance visa, and marry in the US, US laws would apply.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 7/26/2012
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
U.S. law would allow you to get married the next day. If you are getting married in a foreign country, you have to follow the laws of that country. Perhaps go to a third country to marry.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/26/2012
Gilgannon Law, LLC | Stuart D.P. Gilgannon
The law that applies will be the place in which you want to get married. If you would be eligible to marry here sooner, you have the option of bringing your boyfriend here on a fiance visa.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 7/25/2012
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
For the marriage to be valid for U.S. immigration law, the marriage must be valid in the place where it occurs. If you can legally marry in Dominican Republic, then it would be valid for immigration purposes. However, if the marriage would not be valid, you could wait the ten months or consider filing a fiance visa.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 7/24/2012
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
If you marry in the U.S., you follow U.S. laws. If you marry in the Dominican Republic or any other country, you must follow the laws of that country.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/23/2012
    Havens & Lichtenberg PLLC
    Havens & Lichtenberg PLLC | Michael Lichtenberg
    If you try to marry your boyfriend in Dominican Republic, most likely, the law of that jurisdiction will govern (simply speaking, they will deny your request to be married there), and your U.S. citizenship does not matter because you would be asking the Dominican Republic, not New York, to register your marriage. Besides, even if you do manage to persuade an official to solemnize your marriage there, you can run into a trouble later in the U.S. The immigration law here recognizes a foreign marriage only if it was done in compliance with the laws of the country where it was performed. So, I would say, if, by the Dominican Republic's law, you cannot get married there for 10 months, then don't! Bring him here on a fiance visa and marry him in New York instead.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/23/2012
    CruzLaw PA
    CruzLaw PA | Alina Cruz
    In your case US law applies.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
    Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
    IF you are bound by Dominican law (you need to find out with an attorney who practices there) but you are free to marry in NY, you can just submit a fiance visa petition for your boyfriend and then marry him in the US once he gets his fiance visa and enters the US on that visa.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    NAYAR & MCINTYRE LLP
    NAYAR & MCINTYRE LLP | MARIA MCINTYRE
    It depends on where you plan to marry. If that is in the DR, you should follow the laws of that jurisdiction.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    World Esquire Law Firm
    World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
    The law of the place where your official marriage will take place. If you marry him in the Dominican Republic, then their law applies. Vice-versa.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Baughman & Wang
    Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
    The law where you received your divorce.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    That would be 30 days.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Law Office of Morgan L. Place (MP Law Office) | Morgan L. Place
    Generally speaking, the law of the place in which you intend to marry will apply. So, if you plan to get married in the Dominican Republic, you will need comply with their laws. Have you considered applying for your boyfriend as your fiance and marrying him in the United States.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C.
    Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. | David Nabow Soloway
    Generally, but with some exceptions (largely applying to marriages deemed to violate State public policy and interest) for a marriage to be recognized as valid by U.S. immigration authorities it must be valid in the place where the marriage took place. The quotation you included with your question does not appear to me to be a precise replication of a statute - it does not expressly state that a subsequent marriage within 10 months of a divorce is invalid - and it would be wise for you to get advice about Dominican Republic law from a lawyer licensed in that country. Once you have become lawfully married, it would be wise to work with a U.S. immigration attorney about properly completing steps for "consular processing."
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    You should comply with the law where the marriage will take place. If the marriage will take place in New York, then apply New York law. If it will be in the Dominican Republic, then you should comply with the law there.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    The laws of the country where the ceremony actually takes place should govern.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Law Office of Michael P. Gianelli, LLC
    Law Office of Michael P. Gianelli, LLC | Michael Gianelli
    Generally, the law of the place of marriage governs its validity. Consult with an attorney prior to taking any action.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 7/20/2012
    Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
    If you are residing in the USA, and you get married in the USA, the laws of the USA apply.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/20/2012
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