What is No-Fault Divorce in New York?

What is No-Fault Divorce in New York?

Going through a divorce is often one of the most challenging times in a couple’s life. There are various options for divorce, including mediation, however, if you do not believe you and your spouse can resolve your marital issues via mediation, you will most likely enter the litigation process. Fortunately, in New York State, couples can choose whether they wish to cite fault grounds when filing for divorce. This is a big decision, and it may drastically affect the outcome of your divorce, so you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Nassau County divorce attorney to learn more about no-fault divorces and how our firm may be able to help you through the legal process ahead:

What are fault grounds?

Once you file for divorce and the court has established jurisdiction over your case, you will be presented with the option of filing a fault-based, or a no-fault divorce. Oftentimes, when spouses feel they have been wronged, they wish to let the court know. There are various fault grounds you may cite, including abandonment, adultery, and more. Of course, though committing an act of adultery is certainly a valid reason for you to want to divorce your spouse. However, in most cases, our firm will inform you that citing adultery or another fault ground is generally not your best option.

Citing fault grounds gives your spouse an opportunity to respond to your accusations, which all too often drastically lengthens the duration of your divorce, increases the hostility surrounding your divorce, and, ultimately, has little to no impact on the outcome of your divorce. That is why, in states where no-fault divorces are available, most spouses will choose that option instead.

Why should I get a no-fault divorce?

When you file a no-fault divorce, you will not have to prove fault grounds, which generally makes for a quicker, less confrontational or hostile process, thereby saving you both time and money. However, if you are in a contested divorce, you will still have to go through the litigation process, wherein the outcome of your divorce will ultimately be decided in the courtroom setting, which is why you will need an experienced Nassau County divorce attorney who can fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf. Our firm is here to help you. Give us a call today so we can get started.

Contact our experienced Nassau County firm

The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., rated Nassau County’s “BEST” divorce lawyers and proudly serving clients in Nassau and Suffolk County for more than 22 years, is always available to assist and represent parties in divorce, separation and all other matrimonial and family law matters. Contact us online or call today to schedule your complimentary case analysis: (516) 938-3330.

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