No-Fault Divorce in New York

By Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates  Sep. 2, 2010 8:14p

No-Fault Divorce Now Recognized in New York

Until August 15th, 2010, New York only recognized fault-based divorce. Although couples could divorce after completing a separation agreement and living separate and apart for one year, if they wished to divorce under any other circumstances one party would need to file for divorce based upon specific grounds. These grounds included adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment, imprisonment, or an irretrievably broken down relationship for a period of at least 6 months.

Today, married couples may seek no-fault divorce in New York. This means that they may choose to legally end their marriage by mutual consent without needing to establish particular grounds. Prior to no-fault divorce being allowed in the state, mutual consent, incompatibility and irreconcilable differences were not considered proper grounds to file for divorce. No-fault divorce has changed this, making it easier for married couples who wish to end their marriage to seek a divorce.

Working with an Attorney: No-Fault Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage can be difficult, but sometimes no matter how hard we try a relationship simply does not work out. A no-fault divorce will still need to address key issues just like any other divorce, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and the division of property and assets. That is why involving an attorney is a wise choice. You need to ensure that your papers are properly filed and that your interests are represented when you file for divorce. A legal professional can assist you with this.

At Jonathan E. Kroll & Associates, PLLC we are here to help you file your no-fault divorce. We can answer your questions and talk to you about your concerns to determine the best approach. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, we welcome you to contact our offices at your earliest convenience. Contact a New York Divorce Attorney today!

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