What Does No-Fault Divorce Mean For You?

In August of 2010, New York became the last state in the union to provide for a no-fault divorce on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown. Under this law, it is sufficient that one party to a divorce action state under oath that the marriage has "broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months." Now, rather than parties using the grounds for divorce as a sword or a shield against their spouse, the parties instead are allowed to focus on the financial and child custody issues during the proceedings. However, no-fault divorce is still far from a simple proceeding. A capable lawyer is still necessary to protect you and your interests.

At The Law Office of Patricia T. Bisesto, Esq., we have over two decades of experience assisting clients in all family law related matters, including child support, custody, spousal maintenance and more. From simple to complex issues, we provide comprehensive, detail-oriented counsel aimed at placing clients in a position to achieve both short- and long-term success.

"No-Fault" Can Still Be Complicated

While no-fault divorces were instituted to simplify the process, there are still many considerations that individuals must undertake. Specifically, the divorce will not be granted until the following issues are determined and agreed upon:

An experienced attorney can help you comb through the matter and assist you as you assess your options.

Helping Clients Take Control Of A Difficult Process

If you have questions about divorce or no-fault divorce, get in touch with our staff and schedule a consultation. Call our White Plains office at 914-948-5946 or use our contact form.