What are the Grounds for Divorce

What are the Grounds for Divorce from The Law Office of Laurieanne DeLitta, PLLC

By: The Law Office of Laurieanne DeLitta, PLLC  07/21/2014
Keywords: Attorney, Divorce Attorney, Divorce Law

There are seven (7) grounds for divorce in New York. While they each have additional requirements, in simple terms they generally are as follows: 1. Cruel and inhuman treatment; 2. Abandonment for a period of one or more years; 3. The confinement of the defendant in prison for a period of three or more consecutive years after the marriage of the parties; 4. Adultery; 5. The husband and wife have lived apart pursuant to a decree or judgment of separation for a period of one or more years, and the plaintiff has substantially performed all the terms and conditions of such decree or judgment; 6. The husband and wife have lived separate and apart pursuant to a written agreement of separation for a period of one or more years after the execution of such agreement and satisfactory proof has been submitted by the plaintiff that he or she has substantially performed all the terms and conditions of such agreement; and 7. The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has so stated under oath.

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