How to start the divorce process in New York

How to start the divorce process in New York

When a couple gets married, the last thing they are usually thinking about is the possibility of divorce down the road. Unfortunately, half of marriages today do end in divorce. When an individual in New York State is thinking about getting divorced, it is important that they review the necessary steps that will need to be taken if they choose to go through with the divorce.

At the beginning of the divorce process, the individual who wishes to file will have to file a Complaint for Divorce. In the Complaint for Divorce, they must fulfill the residency requirement and cite grounds for divorce. In New York State, couples have the option to have a no-fault divorce. A no-fault divorce requires the couple to have irreconcilable differences for at least 6 months prior to filing.

If an individual does wish to cite fault grounds, they are able to do so. There are several different grounds for divorce, including:

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment
  • Divorce after a judgment of separation
  • Divorce after a legal separation agreement

After the Complaint for Divorce has been filed, the rest of the divorce process can begin. If you have questions, contact our firm today.

The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. understands that divorce and family law matters can be very complicated and emotional. They require strong legal representation from a compassionate attorney. Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation. 

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