New York Remains the Last Bastion of Fault-Based Divorces

Florida is a so-called “no-fault” divorce state. Actually, at this point in time, so is every other state in the union.

Except, of course, New York state. The lone holdout requiring fault for divorce.

Many attorneys and mediators have worked for years toward changing New York’s divorce law.

But with no success to date.

Leaving it to divorce litigants to discover and prove legal fault.

One commentator points out that the added costs to spouses and the extra clogging of the New York courts with courtroom fault-dramas are just too much in these recession-plagued times.

Who knows? Maybe this will be the year New York’s divorce law changes.

Read more in this New York Times editorial: New York’s Antique Divorce Law.