Do We Have To Use Grounds If We’re Filing An Uncontested Divorce In Buffalo?

Yes, every divorce in Buffalo requires the use of one of New York’s grounds for divorce.

In the past, divorce cases required that a court find fault with one spouse, and the other effectively had to build a criminal case against them and prove allegations of adultery, abuse, abandonment, or other misconduct, to a standard of evidence approved by the state.

Only in 2010 were these rules relaxed, and couples today can file for divorce using a no-fault ground, Irretrievable Breakdown.

Couples filing under this ground can have a much easier and less stressful divorce without having to show (or invent) misconduct on the part of one spouse.

Even in an uncontested divorce, it’s best for both parties to have qualified legal representation to answer questions and ensure that the final settlement agreement says and does what they intend for it to say and do.

The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help.

Call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo divorce lawyer.

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