Brooklyn Irretrievable Breakdown Divorce Lawyer
Establishing the Essential Criteria for No-Fault Divorce
Your marriage has reached the point of no return - you're confident
that divorce is the only way out now. Under New York's no-fault divorce
statute, it doesn't matter what caused your marriage to break down.
If you can swear under oath that your marriage is, in the words of the
statute, irretrievably broken down for more than six months, you don't
have to prove any other grounds. If you think you're in this situation,
Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. can help. Our
Brooklyn divorce lawyer can advise you on exactly what you need to do to establish irrefutably
that you meet the criteria to file a no-fault divorce.
Is this anything like "irreconcilable differences"?
The term "irretrievably broken" is similar to the grounds for
divorce in other states known as "irreconcilable differences,"
at least in how the court applies the statute. It is New York's form
of a no-fault divorce. The terminology may vary from state to state; the
intent, however, is largely the same: to allow people to end their marriages
in a civil and sane fashion without the necessity of assigning fault.
Divorce is difficult enough and in most cases, there are usually enough
accusations of blame to go around. Most clients who opt for no-fault divorce
realize that they have nothing to gain from formally assigning fault and
everything to gain from a quicker divorce. This frees up your attorney
to focus on the other issues, such as finances and children, and allows
you to get back to your life that much quicker.
The benefits of a divorce on the basis of an irretrievable breakdown include,
but are not limited to:
- Faster than contested divorce
- Saves you time and money
- Allows for amicable terms
Our Divorce Lawyers Work to Finalize the Process
New York's no-fault law makes it easier to file for divorce, but may
actually make it harder to finalize one, in some circumstances. If you
cite any of the grounds for divorce in New York, the court may grant a
judgment of divorce even before you wrap up all your ancillary issues,
such as custody, support, and property distribution. However, the no-fault
statute specifically prohibits the court from finalizing a divorce until
all these issues are decided. If a swift completion is important to you,
make sure you have an experienced, capable divorce attorney managing your
case. Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. is an established Brooklyn-based law
firm providing comprehensive divorce service throughout the five boroughs,
Westchester, and Nassau.
Our firm purposely handles a limited number of cases at one time.
Contact our team at (718) 717-1005!