New York state was the last state in the United States not to offer its citizens a no fault cause of action for divorce. In August 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill which adds irreconcilable differences as a cause of action. Property division, alimony, parenting and child support will need to be resolved before one party can swear under oath that the marriage has been irretrievably broken for 6 months.
New York Finally Embraces Irreconcilable Differences
by Marvin Schuldiner | Oct 1, 2010 | Divorce Mediation and Law | 1 comment
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This is a great tool. While divorce obviously isn’t the optimal solution for any marriage, adding this bill to the law will help to make divorce less of a painful process and will helpfully make for a smoother process. Together with divorce mediation I can really see this helping out a lot of families.