New York Finally Embraces Irreconcilable Differences

New York state was the last state in the United States not to offer its citizens a no fault cause of action for divorce.  In August 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill which adds irreconcilable differences as a cause of action.  Property division, alimony, parenting and child support will need to be resolved before one party can swear under oath that the marriage has been irretrievably broken for 6 months.

One Response to “New York Finally Embraces Irreconcilable Differences”

  1. This is a great tool. While divorce obviously isn’t the optimal solution for any marriage, adding this bill to the law will help to make divorce less of a painful process and will helpfully make for a smoother process. Together with divorce mediation I can really see this helping out a lot of families.

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