Tag Archives: no-fault divorce

Could Adultery Affect Your New York Divorce?

Adultery is among the most common reasons why married couples get divorced. But does the presence of adultery in marriage have any effect on the divorce case? In some cases, the answer can be yes. In New York, individuals may seek fault-based divorces, as well as no-fault divorces. Adultery is one example of an element… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between No-Fault and At-Fault Divorce?

New York is one of several states that allows couples to file for a no-fault or an at-fault divorce. If you live in the state, it is important to understand the differences between these two categories. At-fault divorce A fault-based divorce can be granted if the required grounds for granting such a divorce are present… 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 »

What Qualifies as Grounds for Divorce in New York?

The state of New York allows residents to divorce their spouse through either a no-fault or fault-based divorce. If you are aiming to get a divorce in New York, it can be helpful to understand how no-fault divorce laws affect your situation and what possible grounds for divorce you may use. No-fault divorce In 2010,… Read More »

Prison Sex; Lies and an Alleged Murder Plot – Is Divorce Really That Bad

Over the years there have been dozens of murder for hire; murder for sexual favors; and murder by fraud or scheme to defraud perpetrated by a spouse who could have simply divorced their partner. This was easier to understand prior to the enactment of the No Fault Divorce law in October 2010.  In October 2010… Read More »

Texting, Sexting & Divorce

In the electronic age, it is not just elected officials like Mr. Anthony Weiner who must be careful. Individuals going through divorce must be too. In the last three years there have been three major cases handled by Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, PC involving texting, sexting and the “cloud technologies”. As a general rule,… Read More »

Types of Divorce in New York

Although most divorcing couples are working towards the same goal — a dissolution of marriage that leaves both parties satisfied — there are multiple paths to arrive at this resolution. This list is intended to give you a better idea about the types of divorces that are available in New York: At-Fault. In this type… Read More »

No-Fault or Fault?

New York became the 50th — and final — state in the United States to allow no-fault divorce in 2010. As a result, couples in our state no longer need grounds or proof of a spouse’s wrongdoing to end their marriage. The only requirement is for one spouse to swear the marriage has been irretrievably… 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 »

Pros and Cons of the 2010 Changes to NY Divorce Law

In October 2010, no-fault divorce became an option for New York couples seeking divorce. As a result, a Judgment of Divorce can be granted if one party states under oath that the marriage is irretrievably broken down and that both parties reached agreement with respect to child support, spousal support, and other divorce issues. The… Read More »