No-Fault Divorce In New York: Divorces Drag On Even After Reform

The Problem With No-Fault Divorce

In 2010, New York became the last state in the country to pass a no-fault divorce law and eliminate the need for one partner to be held responsible for the end of the marriage.

Supporters said the law would do away with lengthy trials—reducing acrimony, containing costs and sparing people additional emotional pain. For most divorcing couples in New York, the law has worked as intended.

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