When people talk about “no-fault divorce,” they mean a type of divorce that doesn’t require one (or both) spouses to prove misconduct on the part of the other as the cause for divorce.
In New York, no-fault divorce is known as Irretrievable Breakdown, and was introduced as part of a major overhaul of matrimonial law in 2010.
Under Irretrievable Breakdown, a spouse can unilaterally file for divorce by attesting to the court that the marriage is irretrievably broken, and has been for a period of at least six months.
Irretrievable Breakdown, or no-fault divorce, is the simplest and most cost effective means of getting divorced in New York, because it means that you and your attorneys don’t need to build a case that proves a ground like adultery or inhumane treatment.
These barriers to divorce are widely believed to have led to significant levels of fraud by couples seeking to leave a marriage prior to the introduction of a no-fault option in New York.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you have the easiest possible divorce in Brooklyn.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn no-fault divorce lawyer.