Section 170(7) of the NYS Domestic Relations Law provides the grounds as follows:
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.
No judgment of divorce shall be
granted under this subdivision unless and until the economic issues of
equitable distribution of marital
property, the payment or waiver of spousal support,
the payment of child support, the payment of counsel and experts’ fees and expenses as well as the
custody and visitation with the infant
children of the marriage have been resolved by the parties, or determined by the court and
incorporated into the judgment of divorce.
While the above section of law eliminates the
issue of grounds, the statute makes the granting of a divorce specifically
contingent upon the parties reaching an agreement of all of the related marital
issues or the Court deciding those issues.
This still leaves in the resolution of any divorce the complex issues of
resolving the distribution of marital assets and liabilities; spousal and/or
child support; and custody and visitation of minor children. Navigating a resolution of those issues is
where the client needs the assistance of experienced divorce counsel.
The Firm’s four convenient locations (Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga and Glens Falls) in the greater Capital District region allow the client to be served at the location that will best meet his or her needs. Ianniello Anderson, P.C. understands that it is important to have counsel that can address the substantive issues and help you find the right process for your family situation.