Friday, April 15, 2011

The New York No Fault Statute Encourages Couples to Pursue their Desire to Divorce

"No Fault" Divorce in New York makes it Psychologically Easier to Divorce

In the past, many couples were hesitant to divorce in New York even though they were ready and willing to divorce one another in a friendly manner. The reason for this was due to the fact that they were forced to assign "blame" on one another in order to meet the statutory requirements of "fault" previously required.

After last October, 2010, the New York Domestic Relations statute was amended in order to allow a divorce based upon the "irretrievable breakdown" of the marital relationship for the past six months under a new provision under Section 170 (7) of the Domestic Relations Law of the State of New York. Now, instead of accusing one party of physical or mental cruelty, abandonment, adultery or a refusal to engage in intimate, martial relations otherwise known as constructive abandonment, one party now simply has to allege that the couples no longer "gets along." 

Many couples truly interested in obtaining a divorce in the past simply delayed or even forgot about their desire to end the marriage since the very thought of making what in many instances was a falsie accusation against the other was a repugnant thought. Under the new amended statute, such false and unsubstantiated allegations has become a dinosaur relic of the past. New York has finally joined the rest of the country in enabling its residents to obtain a divorce from one another in a friendly, non-accusatory manner.

The new law has most definitely caused an "uptick" not in the number of people interested in obtaining an uncontested divorce in the New York State but rather in the number of people who are actually seeking out and obtaining final judgments of divorce. Professionals handling and processing divorce cases no longer have to perform the so-called "wink and the nod" when listening to their clients tell them how their spouse either, abandoned them (physically or sexually) committed adultery or behaved in a cruel and inhuman manner towards them. 

New York has not only joined the other 49 states in finally allowing its citizens to obtain a "no-Fault" divorce but it has truly entered the new millennium in allowing true democratic freedom and truth to prevail in the world of matrimonial law.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Like Overpaying at a "Fancy" Restaurant, People Are Overpaying for their Divorces

Paying High Legal Fees Are No Longer Necessary to Obtain a Basic Divorce

Our firm, has been in existence since 1981. This is our Anniversary 30th year in business!!!

We are still very much surprised to witness the fact that today so many couples are paying excessive legal fees in order to accomplish a simple divorce. These people do not even realize that they:

1. Are not getting what they think they are paying for.
2. Are not getting FAST, EFFICIENT service
3. Are not getting a FAST result, namely a final judgment of divorce in a timely manner
4. Usually do NOT have 7 day a week access to the firm assisting them.

Many people believe that they "get what they pay for" which is, in fact, oftentimes true. There are, however, exceptions to this concept. For example, if you find the right neighborhood diner, you can often have a wonderful home-cooked, delicious meal prepared for you at a very reasonable price compared to some super "fancy, " extremely expensive restaurant whose food is actually quite terrible. Just because you save money does not necessarily mean that you are getting an inferior product.There are some people who will still patronize the expensive, fancy restaurant even though they offer an inferior meal. 

This basic concept applies to the services provided at We work very hard to provide extremely high quality, efficient, low cost divorce services of which we can be proud. Like the neighborhood diner, we want to "serve" a wonderful product at a very low cost in order that our reputation in the community will be such that our clients will be more than happy to recommend us to others.

For further information, please contact us at or call us toll-free at 1-888-224-6800.