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WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN NEW YORK?
June 15, 2017
We are still a grounds state in New York divorce.
What are grounds for divorce?
There are many grounds, that can be alleged in a New York divorce case. However, in a divorce action since October of 2010 New York State we are now the very last to become a No-Fault divorce state. It is likely that all future divorces cases will be founded on the ground of the fact that the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, this as long as just one party has so stated under oath. In fact, the matrimonial judges encourage it so the parties save money. The grounds are:
(1) Cruel & inhuman treatment;
Still, there is more than just grounds for divorce. Before a divorce judgment can be had, all of the ancillary issues must be decided, such as custody, support and property settlements. Seek legal advice before filing for a divorce.
Divorce attorney Lisa Beth Older