What is Important to Know on Grounds for Divorce in Buffalo, NY?
The most important thing to understand as far as grounds for divorce is that in New York State, we can get a party divorced based on an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Typically the party only has to indicate that they feel the marriage is irretrievable and broken for a period of 6 months. We don’t need reports of adultery, cruelty or abandonment in order to get the divorce.
The other type of divorce that you can get is from living separate and apart while pursuing to a separation or property settlement agreement for at least one year. We can convert this, incorporate it into a judgment of a divorce without having to establish grounds or fault. Only under the most extreme situations, is fault really going to be a factor as far as the court is concerned in determining what the equitable distribution of the assets are going to be. For the most part, an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is what where we’re going to bring or initiate for the actual divorce.