What are grounds for divorce?

What are grounds for divorce?

New York State, along with many other states require individuals to cite grounds for divorce before moving forward with the rest of the process. Grounds is simply the term used to describe the reason for which the couple wants to get divorced. There are several different grounds for divorce, but arguably the most popular is to cite “no fault,” which means that the couple had irreconcilable differences for at least 6 months. Though many people do choose to cite irreconcilable differences, it is important to note that there are six other options as well.

The six other grounds for divorce include:

  • adultery
  • abandonment
  • imprisonment
  • cruel and inhumane treatment
  • divorce after a judgment of separation
  • divorce after a legal separation agreement

One thing that many people do not realize is that citing grounds for divorce will rarely actually do much in helping your case with the exception of divorce after a judgment of separation or a legal separation agreement. In some cases, it may actually make the divorce more complex. Regardless of whichever grounds for divorce you choose, it is important that you consult with an experienced divorce attorney before filing who can advise you as to what the best way to proceed may be. Contact our firm today if you need strong legal representation for your divorce matters.

The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.