Grounds for Divorce

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New York changed their divorce laws in August of 2010, which went into effect this year. The new laws allow for a no fault divorce, although there are certain other criteria that must be met in order to divorce in this state. A Long Island divorce lawyer from The Law Offices of Jay D. Raxenberg can provide insightful information for their clients regarding their legal options when it comes to filing for divorce.

Divorce is a tough subject for couples to face, but with the help of the caring and dedicated legal team at the firm, you can count on someone helping you through this difficult time. They are committed to finding the best solutions for you and your family as you seek to move on with your life after dissolving your marriage.

What are the grounds for divorce?

The requirements in order to file at all include having been married in the state of New York, residing in the state as husband and wife, having at least one spouse be a New York resident for at least one continuous year prior to filing and the grounds for the divorce occurred in this state.

Prior to the passage of the new law, a party had to show some type of reason for the divorce, whether it was adultery, cruel treatment, abandonment, or some other similar wrongful action. The no fault law allows for husbands and wives whose marriage is irretrievably broken for at least 6 months to file for divorce, as long as one of them testifies that the marriage cannot be repaired. Let the firm help you determine the best way to proceed with your divorce by contacting the caring and professional legal team at the firm.

Contact a Long Island divorce attorney to find out more about the grounds for divorce and how to begin your filing.

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