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When New York ushered in No-Fault Grounds for divorce in 2010, media reports made it seem that divorce had now become a straight forward legal matter. What the media didn’t report was that this reform only addressed one issue in a divorce, grounds for a divorce.
Section 170(7) of the NYS Domestic Relations Law provides the grounds as follows:
The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has so stated under oath. No judgment of divorce shall be granted under this subdivision unless and until the economic issues of equitable distribution of marital property, the payment or waiver of spousal support, the payment of child support, the payment of counsel and experts’ fees and expenses as well as the custody and visitation with the infant children of the marriage have been resolved by the parties, or determined by the court and incorporated into the judgment of divorce.
While the above section of law eliminates the issue of grounds, the statute makes the granting of a divorce specifically contingent upon the parties reaching an agreement of all of the related marital issues or the Court deciding those issues. This still leaves in the resolution of any divorce the complex issues of resolving the distribution of marital assets and liabilities; spousal and/or child support; and custody and visitation of minor children. Navigating a resolution of those issues is where the client needs the assistance of experienced divorce counsel.
The Firm’s four convenient locations (Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga and Glens Falls) in the greater Capital District region allow the client to be served at the location that will best meet his or her needs. Ianniello Anderson understands that it is important to have counsel that can address the substantive issues and help you find the right process for your family situation.
One factor in determining the cost of a divorce (both financial and emotional) is what process a client chooses to use for divorce. Those processes available in New York State include self-representation; mediation; collaborative; and litigation. You need counsel that can explain those options and consider the facts of your particular matter to help you make informed choices
At Ianniello Anderson we are committed to providing clients seeking a divorce the opportunity to attend a free public service seminar that reviews the Options for Divorce in New York State. Click flyer for details as to the next seminar. Click presentation to view an abbreviated PowerPoint from the seminar.
We know divorces are not one size fits all. At Ianniello Anderson each couple’s unique financial and family circumstances will be considered to present the client with all available options to move their matter towards a prompt resolution.