What Are The Grounds for Divorce in New York?

Are you considering a divorce and have questions as to what qualifies as a grounds for divorce in New York State? Watch this video by dedicated Rochester divorce lawyer Michelle Cimino to learn more about the requirements for filing for divorce in New York State and whether you need specific legal grounds to start the process.

A common question I’m asked is what are the grounds for a divorce in New York State. There are seven grounds in New York; however, we now have no-fault divorces, meaning you don’t have to allege a bunch of specific reasons why you’re getting a divorce.

If your marriage has broken down and no person was at fault, you can file a divorce on the grounds of an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship. You must meet the specific criteria for filing for this divorce. Your divorce must have been broken down beyond the point of repair for a minimum of six months.

If you are considering a divorce and have questions about the requirements to file for divorce in New York, please contact my office to arrange a free confidential consultation and we can go over any questions you may have in further detail.

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