In August, the U.S. Census Bureau released a detailed report on marital events from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). While the national divorce rate per thousand is 9.2 for men, and 9.7 for women, New York fell well below that average with a rate of 6.6 for men and 7.3 for women.
Equally intriguing are 2009 vital statistics from New York counties. Outside of New York, the three leading counties for marriage dissolution were Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties.
By adding a no-fault divorce ground in October of last year, New York eliminated the need for one spouse to accept blame for a marriage breakdown. Our family law firm now files cases weekly on the no-fault ground.
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