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No-Fault Divorce in New York State

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No-fault divorce is coming to New York State in October 2010

No-fault divorce is coming to New York State in October 2010


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    • 1. An introduction to the
      New “No-Fault Divorce” Law in New York State
      By Ellen S. Ross
      Attorney at Law
      Johnstown, N.Y.
    • 2. New grounds for divorce in New York
      Legislation creates a new cause of action for divorce and also adds
      presumption in favor of temporary orders of spousal maintenance and counsel fees
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 3. Changes in the Divorce Lawin New York State
      Effective in October, 2010:
    • 4. Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 5. Before divorce can be granted
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 6. Child custody and visitation
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 7. In any action for divorce
      The spouse with the lower income is presumed to be entitled to an award of spousal maintenance.
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 8. In any action for divorce
      Spousal maintenance is calculated by a formula, like child support.
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 9. In any action for divorce
      The spouse with the lower income is presumed to be entitled to an award of counsel fees, to be paid by the spouse with the higher income.
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 10. In any action for divorce
      These changes apply to all actions started after the effective date, even those based on fault grounds.
      Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York
    • 11. Law Office of Ellen S. Ross, Johnstown, New York

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