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How Long Does My Spouse Have To Be Gone Before I Can File For Divorce Under Abandonment In Brooklyn?

To file using the Abandonment ground in Brooklyn, your spouse must have been gone for at least one year.

While Abandonment is an established and understood ground for divorce, under the reforms to matrimonial law that went into effect in 2010, you are no longer required to wait or prove misconduct in order to get a divorce.

By using the Irretrievable Breakdown ground, New York’s version of no-fault divorce, you can get a relatively fast, relatively affordable divorce simply by attesting that your marriage has been irretrievably broken for at least six months.

You can even divorce if you don’t know where your spouse is, assuming you make a thorough and good faith search to find them.

Whatever ground you choose to file under, the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you dissolve your marriage even when your spouse isn’t around.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.

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