If you are filing for divorce, you most likely have a myriad of questions
running through your mind, especially related to how you begin the process
and what you need to file. Typically, in order to file, a spouse had to
show that adultery, cruel treatment, or other similar action had occurred,
warranting the request for divorce.
As of October 12, 2010, New York began
permitting "no fault" divorces, allowing spouses to file for divorce claiming only that their relationship
had irretrievably broken down for at least 6 months or longer. This does
not mean that the state repealed the fault grounds for divorce, but these
grounds are no longer necessary to obtain a divorce. In many cases proving
fault for a divorce can be costly and time consuming. With the ability
to file "no fault" divorces in the state of New York, it paves
the way for a potentially much simpler process for all parties involved.
Could fault still affect how marital property is distributed in your divorce?
The answer is typically no, the courts do not take these things into consideration
for economic decisions. However, there are certain exceptions for actions
of "egregious conduct," including violent physical abuse.
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The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. can help you file for divorce in Long Island, do not hesitate to call for a
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