Tag Archives: grounds for divorce

Can I Divorce My Spouse If He or She Is Incarcerated?

According to Domestic Relations Laws in New York, incarceration in prison does not preclude an individual from filing for divorce against a spouse or having divorce filed against him or her by a spouse. In fact, imprisonment for three continuous years or longer is acceptable grounds for divorce in New York. There are two options… Read More »

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

One of the most frequently asked questions by those approaching divorce is, “how long will the process take?” Of course, each case is unique. It is very difficult to pinpoint the exact length of time your divorce might take to finalize, as there are many factors at play. Some of those factors include the following:… Read More »

Is There a Such Thing as Common Law Divorce?

Common law marriage is the concept of a couple living together for a certain amount of time and thereby automatically gaining status as a married couple. While some states recognize common law marriages, New York is not one of them. In New York, a couple must take measures to legally wed in a civil proceeding… Read More »

Legal Controversies Concerning NY No-fault Divorce

In 2010, New York joined a host of other states that allow couples to obtain a divorce without assigning fault to either party. Recent changes to New York’s domestic relations law allow spouses to more easily obtain a divorce under the new grounds of irretrievable breakdown. This allows a court to grant a divorce simply… Read More »