Understanding New York Divorce Law
To obtain a divorce in New York, there are several procedural matters that must be addressed and issues that must be resolved. At the Staten Island law firm of Corash & Hollender, P.C., our lawyers provide skilled legal representation for people preparing for divorce, addressing the full spectrum of issues including child custody, child support, alimony and property division.
The following information is intended to provide you with a basic understanding of the divorce process in New York. However, to fully understand the law as it applies to your particular facts and circumstances, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney.
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The Grounds For Divorce In New York
The grounds for divorce in New York state are limited to:
- Irretrievable breakdown of marital relations for at least six months
- Cruel and inhuman treatment
- Abandonment for a continuous period of one year or more
- Imprisonment for more than three years subsequent to the marriage
- Conversion of a separation judgment
- Conversion of a written and acknowledged separation agreement after living separate and apart for more than one year
If one party to a marriage wants a divorce, he or she must establish one of these grounds. All divorces, even those that are uncontested, must be based on one of the seven grounds listed above.
The grounds do not include accusations of bad conduct against the plaintiff unless such bad conduct rises to the level of cruel and inhuman treatment.
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