No-Fault Divorce Enacted in New York


New York now has no-fault divorce.

While signing the legislation into law, the governor noted:

Finally, New York has brought its divorce laws into the 21st century. . . These bills fix a broken process that produced extended and contentious litigation, poisoned feelings between the parties and harmed the interests of those persons -- too often women -- who did not have sufficient financial wherewithal to protect their legal right.

New Yorkers can now divorce provided that their marriage has irretrievably broken down for six months or more. New York was the last state to allow no fault divorce.

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