|NYS Assembly Passes No Fault Divorce Bill|
|Written by Thomas Dudley|
|Friday, 02 July 2010 04:07|
The New York State Assembly Thursday passed a no-fault divorce bill. New York is the last state to allow couples divorce when one spouse thinks the marriage is over. Current laws state that the couple must enter a one year separation period, or assign blame to one spouse. The current requirements for ending a marriage without the seperation period are adultery, abandonment, or cruelty.
The no-fault bill will allow one spouse to push for divorce stating underoath that the marriage has been dead for a minimum of six months. One benefit to having a no-fault bill passed in New York is it would stop couples from making false accusations and causing unnecesary conflict. This bill awaits a signature from Governor Paterson.