Yes, under a series of reforms dating back to 2010, the high hurdles that a person had to meet to obtain a divorce years ago are no more, and today a person who catches their spouse cheating can file for divorce in Brooklyn under New York’s no-fault ground, Irretrievable Breakdown.
With Irretrievable Breakdown, the burden of proof is simple: the spouse will formally attest that the marriage has been irretrievably broken for a period of six months or more.
Previously, a party to a divorce suit had to present an enormous amount of evidence to prove adultery, which often meant that entirely appropriate divorce petitions were thrown out because of the obstacles the state put in the way.
No more. Today, a spouse who has been cheating can find themselves served with divorce papers and there’s nothing they can do to prevent the court from granting it.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that our clients deserve to walk away from a cheating spouse as whole as possible.
Our team of experienced Brooklyn divorce attorneys can help you close out your marriage and get everything you need to live well without your spouse.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.