WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS
One party wants to divorce and the other does not,is there a way to get a divorce other than by default?Answer:
under Section 170 of the New York Domestic Relations Law there are six grounds for divorce which if proved are sufficient to grant they judgment of divorce to either spouse. These grounds include 1) cruel and inhuman treatment; 2) abandonment; 3) confinement in prison; 4) adultery; 5) living apart for a period of one year or more pursuant to a equation or judgment of separation; 6) living apart for a period of one year or more pursuant to a written separation Agreement duly acknowledged.Back to content
These are the grounds upon which either spouse in New York may be granted a divorce. There are specific requirements under each ground in order for it to be applicable. If you are in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss the matter in greater detail.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions