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New York is Following the Crowd in No-Fault divorce?

The great debate over no-fault divorce in New York may be coming to an end.  Yesterday, the state Senate voted to have New York join the rest of the United States in following no-fault divorce laws.  This decision was also backed by the governor and the Assembly.   In so many ways, New York is seen as leader in improving the justice system, but is the only state that does not operate under the no-fault laws.
As of now, if one wanted to divorce in new York, an individual would have to provide proof of fault in order to obtain a divorce.  Fault could be found on the grounds of cruelty, adultery or abandonment.  What is for the dream of every New Yorker wanting a divorce to come true?  Legislature needs to pass a change in the current law.
With such a sensitive topic at hand, you can be sure that there are strong opinions of those in favor and against having the law passed.  Follow the debate on no fault divorce in New York and let us know what you think.  You can also read more about it here from Reuters
  1. Vanessa
    June 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    It would be nice now, since New York is absolving cheaters and ruiners of the “sanctity of marriage” from their responsibility in disrespecting this oh-so-sacred institution, that New York also follow suit and finally acknowledge and support same-sex marriage. By instating this law, they’re allowing people who contribute to a 50% and rising nation-wide divorce rate to get away with breaching their religious and legal contract to their spouse. So now what leg do they have to stand on to defend marriage and all of the good straight people do for its reputation?

    But I don’t care how the law changes, if my husband cheats on me, I’m *choosing* to take his ass to court and ruin his life in every legal way possible.

    • October 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm

      The new law also gives judges additional powers to award maintenance and payment of attorney fees to the party who makes less money. If your spouse make less than 2/3 of your salary then you may be considered the monied spouse. tread carefully…

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