html
New York child custody, Manhattan child custody, Brooklyn child custody Lawyer
html
Divorce Lawyer. New York child custody, Manhattan child custody, Brooklyn child custody Lawyer.
html
Divorce Lawyer. New York child custody, Manhattan child custody, Brooklyn child custody Lawyer.

Articles on New York Divorce Law

«Return to Main Blog Page
WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN NEW YORK?
June 15, 2017

We are still a grounds state in New York 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;
(2) the abandonment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant for a period of one or more years;
(3) the confinement of the Defendant in prison for a period of three or more consecutive years after the marriage;
(4) the commission of adultery voluntarily performed by the Defendant with a person other than the Plaintiff after the marriage;
(5) living apart pursuant to a decree or judgment of separation for a period of one or more years after the granting of such decree or judgment;
(6) living separate and apart pursuant to a written agreement of separation signed by the parties for a period of one or more years after the signing of the agreement;
(7) the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has so stated under oath.

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