In October 2010, New York adopted a no-fault divorce clause. The revised law[H1] dictates one partner must state under oath the marriage relationship has irretrievably broken down for at least six months.
From that sworn oath flows settlement of issues like child custody, payment of support, and equitable distribution of marital property.
The intent of no-fault divorce is to provide an easier route to divorce and reduce the financial drain of divorce trials. Has the new law lessened acrimony associated with divorce, or did it simply widen the battlefield for unhappy spouses?
The jury is out on both questions....
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