Yes, you can divorce in Brooklyn even when your spouse doesn’t consent to the divorce, and even when the lack of consent is based on religious belief.
Under New York’s matrimonial laws, you cannot be forced to stay married to someone you don’t want to be married to, and while your spouse has the right to contest the matter, that comes down to resolving issues of property, financial support, child custody, and similar issues.
They cannot simply forbid you from divorcing them and leave it at that.
You can even get divorced if your spouse refuses to participate.
Many people are under the impression that if they simply don’t respond to a filing or won’t sign the divorce papers, that the divorce will be held up forever.
That’s not the case. Failure to respond when they’ve been served with divorce papers will result in the court ruling that they are in default, and the divorce can proceed without them.
In most cases, your spouse will ultimately want a say in how the process plays out, and that’s why an experienced divorce attorney is so important to protecting your assets, wealth, and rights.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get divorced whether or not your spouse agrees.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 to speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.