Grounds for Divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, the Plaintiff must state a reason for the divorce. This is known as the “grounds for divorce”. There are two categories for divorce grounds: no-fault, and fault. NO-FAULT DIVORCE IN NEW YORK In 2010, NY became...


Expedited Divorce in New York

The best things in life are worth waiting for. This includes divorce (especially since it can be a good thing). However, there are times when the process may need to be sped along. Is it possible to have an expedited divorce in New York, and if so,...


The Divorce Process in New York

“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?” are two of the most common questions asked by potential clients. These two questions seem simple enough, but there are far too many factors that must be...


Grounds for Divorce in New York

In 2010, New York became a “no-fault” divorce state. Prior to the change in matrimonial law, one spouse (or party to the action), would need to take fault (or blame) for the divorce. This meant that they would need to admit that the divorce was...


Annulments, Divorce, and Legal Separation

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: an annulment, divorce, or legal separation. Before filing a court action, you need to determine which path is right for you. To make it easier, we have outlined the three below....


What Kind of Divorce is Right for You?

You’ve weighed your options, waited till after the holiday season has passed, and are finally ready to file for divorce. Now, you probably have a general idea of the type of divorce you will have: contested or uncontested. Depending on whether or...


Infidelity and Divorce in NYC

Infidelity is often cited as the reason why a marriage ends in divorce, as the trust between spouses is no longer present. While numbers vary depending on the source, it is estimated that upwards of 25% of men cheat on their spouses, while at least...


New Spousal Maintenance Laws Coming into Effect This Month

After years of effort from lawmakers and advocates, the state of New York has finally passed comprehensive maintenance (or alimony) reform. On September 25, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed Bill A-7645-2015 into law, bringing what many believe is...


Grey Divorce: The Next Big Baby Boomer Trend?

Baby boomers have been at the forefront of many social, economic, and cultural movements throughout the past few decades. Always a generation to embrace change, those 50+ are now leading the pack when it comes to divorce trends. The Stats Don’t Lie...


A Guide to Divorce by Publication in New York

It can be difficult to divorce a missing spouse, especially in cases of abandonment, but it is not impossible. In situations such as this, a plaintiff is able to petition the courts for a Divorce by Publication. However, proceeding with this process...