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Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for Divorce in New York

Is New York a No-Fault Divorce State?

Despite a liberal heritage, New York is one of the most conservative states when it comes to grounds for divorce. It was only in 2010 that New York allowed couples to divorce over “irreconcilable differences,” effectively making New York a “no-fault divorce” state. New York is one of the few states that still allows at-fault and no-fault divorce.

For you, that means you do not need to assign fault to file for divorce. The courts require that your marriage be irreconcilable for at least six months before filing—however, this is still half as long as the one-year waiting period for couples seeking divorce on grounds of separation. The possibility of an at-fault divorce, however, means that spouses can be unduly pressured to settle or suffer allegations of fault.

At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers are determined to protect our clients’ interests in cases where one of the spouses has caused harm or trouble for the other.

Current Grounds for Divorce in New York State:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Adultery
  • Abandonment for one year or more
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Imprisonment for more than three years
  • Separation judgment followed by both parties for at least one year
  • Separation agreement in effect for at least one year

Turn to our attorneys if you are considering suing your spouse for divorce or if you have been served divorce papers. Even if you and your spouse are in agreement about getting a divorce, you must have grounds to file. This may be established through the execution of a separation agreement, if you and your spouse are separated for at least one year.

Call (914) 873-4410 today to schedule a consultation with a White Plains divorce lawyer.

Our legal team of divorce attorneys has been representing clients in divorce actions throughout Westchester County, New York for more than 35 years. With Andrea Friedman's assistance, you have the opportunity to resolve sensitive issues such as:

Even in a serious contested divorce action where you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about any of these issues, we understand how to assert your rights and protect your interests in these matters in order to help you reach the best outcome possible.

Personal Attention & Legal Guidance: (914) 873-4410

By providing each and every client with the personalized attention and service that their case needs, our divorce lawyers are able to create legal strategies that address our clients’ particular issues and help them reach the resolution they are hoping for. Whatever your grounds for divorce may be, our staff wants to help.

Contact a divorce attorney today for legal representation from start to finish. Call (914) 873-4410 today!

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