A few years ago, the New York Legislature adopted the newest legal ground to get divorced, commonly called a no fault divorce. It is also known as the irretrievable breakdown in relationship Domestic Relations Law §170 (7).

To get a divorce on this ground, the marital relationship must have broken down irretrievably (so that it is impossible to repair or reconcile for a period of at least six months).

Also, there are some additional requirements to fulfill in order to finalize your divorce under this legal provision including that the parties need to resolve all of the necessary issues in some type of settlement agreement.

For additional information on the required components of a settlement agreement, please click HERE.

New York Divorce Law is complicated so you should meet with an experienced divorce lawyer - even if you think your divorce will be easy or straightforward. The Underwood Law Firm is one of the few firms in the Syracuse area that offers free consultations on Divorce & Family Law so that everyone has an opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about their case.

The Underwood Law Firm handles all aspects of family law including adoption, child custody, child support, separation and divorce cases in the following areas: Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Watertown, Oswego, Binghamton; Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of: Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

Updated: 1/05/17

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