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In Some Nations, Men and Women Don’t Have Equal Divorce Rights

People come from around the world take advantage of what the New York metropolitan area has to offer. Newcomers add to the richness of life in Long Island and elsewhere by bringing their culture and traditions. However, immigrants might not understand that in the United States, laws apply equally to everyone regardless of faith or… Read More »

What You Should Know About Financial Fraud and Divorce

Every now and then, fraud and concealment of assets can play a role in a divorce case, making it more complex and ultimately leading to a stronger result for the victim of that fraud. However, uncovering the fraud or concealment of assets is not always an easy task. Even if you are able to uncover… Read More »

Imprisonment as Grounds for Divorce in New York

While the state of New York does now allow no-fault divorces, you can still also pursue a fault-based divorce if you wish. In such a scenario, it is your responsibility to prove the other spouse’s misconduct in the marriage caused its irretrievable breakdown. Common grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, cruelty, substance abuse and insanity…. Read More »

What are the Acceptable Grounds for Divorce in New York?

Until 2010, New York couples could not legally seek a “no-fault” divorce. Before that time, couples would have to demonstrate that they had officially separated, or that certain behavior of one spouse qualified as grounds for divorce. Today, couples may seek no-fault divorces if one spouse states under oath that there has been an irretrievable… Read More »

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 »