The New York court saw their first trial regarding a No-Fault divorce dispute, as reported by the New York Law Journal in a January 26th, 2012 news article.

In 2010 New York enacted a bill that allowed no-fault divorces. No-fault divorces are intended to help speed along the lengthy process of obtaining a divorce. Additionally, these types of divorces generally have less litigation because neither party is held at fault. However, a New York judge ruled that one divorcing woman’s word alone was not enough for a no-fault divorce to stand.

The judge ordered a trial for the divorce and for the petitioning party to produce evidence to show why he should grant an end to the parties’ 56 yearlong marriage. After a semi-lengthy trial the judge granted the divorce stating that evidence had been produced to show that the marriage was beyond redemption. However the judge granted the divorce on the grounds that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.”

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