Instead of building a case to prove a spouse’s misconduct in the marriage, like adultery, cruelty, or abandonment, couples today can simply assert that their marriage is irretrievably broken, and has been for at least six months.
There is no requirement to show fault, and it isn’t even required that the other spouse participate in the process (though they do have to be notified).
The system today is simpler, more affordable, and more fair than it was before the 2010 reforms created irretrievable breakdown.
Even in a no-fault, uncontested divorce, it helps to have an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney verify that your settlement means what you think it means, and that you won’t have any nasty surprises waiting for you at tax time or from old creditors.
Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.