Despite rumors of change on the horizon, New York state still hasn’t adopted “no fault divorce”.
But, despite the seeming inconsistencies, the chief judge has announced a planned collaborative family law center. Its goal: faster, cheaper, friendlier divorces.
There is even anticipated to be free legal services for participants who can’t afford attorneys of their own. That would represent a new variation of collaborative family law.
Under current New York law, however, divorcing parties are still facing a long haul, first through collaborative family law efforts to reach an agreement, then through a year of separation under the agreement reached.