Should I Cite Fault Grounds When Filing for a Divorce in New York?

Should I Cite Fault Grounds When Filing for a Divorce in New York?

Going through a divorce is never easy. If you would like to claim a fault ground, essentially, you will be placing blame on your spouse. To learn more about fault grounds when filing for a divorce, do not wait to reach out to a Long Island divorce attorney. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your rights are protected. Give us a call today.

What is the difference between no-fault and fault divorce settlements?

No matter what type of divorce you are going through, the equitable distribution process for fault and no-fault divorce are alike. This is because all marital assets will be separated equitably with both types of divorce.

In the event that any of the grounds for divorce involve alcoholism or a narcotics addiction, compensation may be recoverable as a part of alimony.

The first disadvantage to fault-based divorces is that the divorce can be denied by the courts if not enough evidence of fault is shown. No-fault divorces are rarely ever denied. Because of this, fault-based divorce can be a more stressful process as the outcome is not always promised.

If you would like to go through a fault-based divorce, you will need to retain the services of a skilled Long Island divorce attorney today. Our dedicated legal team can assist you in filing various documents and paperwork involved, evaluate your options for fault ground citings, and more. If you would like to learn more about our services and how our firm can help you, do not hesitate to reach out. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that your divorce settlement has a favorable outcome.

What fault grounds can be cited in my divorce?

In New York, there are several different types of fault grounds that can be cited in a divorce. Some examples include the following:

  • Extreme cruelty
  • Narcotics addiction or alcoholism
  • Imprisonment
  • Desertion
  • Deviant Sexual Misconduct
  • Institutionalization due to mental illness

It is important to understand that the party seeking fault grounds is responsible for presenting evidence pointing to their argument. With that being said, it is critical that you collect as much evidence as possible. With an experienced divorce attorney on your side, you may gain the assistance and insight needed to help you with your case. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today. We are just one call away.

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