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  • Writer's pictureJohn Zenir

Grounds for divorce

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Discover what are the requirements that the law in New York asks to get a divorce.

How can I get a divorce in New York? People ask that question an awful lot.

Not too many years ago it used to be you had to prove abandonment, or constructive abandonment, or adultery, which was always the thing that a lot of people wanted to prove. And those things are still on the books.

But New York State made it easy.

Now, all that you have to do is one person has to say that the marriage has been irretrievably broken for one full year and that's it you get a divorce. I'm sorry, make that six months.

All you have to do is say that the marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no defense to that. You must be granted a divorce by the judge.

Now, there are also other things that you can also plead and say in your papers, but for the most part, it won't make the slightest bit of a difference to the judge. It might make a difference to you because you may want to see those items in writing to feel better.

The other way that people can get divorced in New York State is they'll have a separation agreement and they'll get divorced pursuant to that which we will talk in another video.

You have a great day.

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