Why No Fault Divorce Should Be Enacted in New York


In view of news reports of the hopeful passage by the New York legislature of a “no fault” divorce law, I have been repeatedly asked, “what is no fault divorce” and “why is this no fault divorce so important.

A no fault divorce essentially allows a couple to dissolve a marriage without assigning fault; typically the parties would only have to allege that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and there is no likelihood of reconciliation.

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