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How is No Fault Different from the other “grounds” for divorce?

No Fault Divorce allows either spouse to seek a divorce without accusing the other spouse of adultery, cruelty, imprisonment, or abandonment.

What do you have to prove to obtain a No Fault Divorce?

In order for a spouse to obtain a no fault divorce, that spouse must demonstrate, under oath, that the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six (6) months.

Are there any other requirements?

In the event that the parties have children, the parties must also resolve the custody, visitation, and support of their children. If the parties have assets, debts, or both, they must reach an agreement regarding the distribution of the assets and debt.

I heard that the Legislature passed other new laws, what are they?

In addition to No Fault Divorce, the Legislature passed laws affecting spousal support/maintenance, the payment of counsel and expert fees, and child support. These new laws will have a profound effect on how matrimonial matters are handled in New York State. In some cases, the monied spouse (the spouse with the greater income) will be required to pay temporary maintenance to the non-monied spouse. Additionally, the monied spouse may be required to pay a portion of the non-monied spouses’ attorney’s fees and experts’ fees.

No two cases are alike, and the new laws affect everyone differently. The attorneys at Wurman Law Group, P.C. have obtained extensive training regarding the affect of the new laws and are ready to answer any questions you may have.

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