It is typically harder for both spouses to file on grounds like adultery. Evidence must be presented to the court to back up the allegation, and a spouse’s confession of adultery is not adequate to prove the ground and win a divorce.
The complexity of the traditional grounds led to widespread fraud in New York, and ultimately led the state to enact major reforms in how New Yorkers can get divorced.
When irretrievable breakdown was added to the list of grounds for divorce, it gave people a no-fault option that took much of the potential animosity and adversarial nature out of the process, and left room for couples to have a smoother, faster, and less costly dissolution of their marriages.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand the intricacies of the various approaches to divorce.
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