Separate Ways: Irreconcilable Differences as Grounds for Divorce

People have different views of all sorts of things, from religion, politics, to the proper way to raise children. This often leads to discussions, debates, and disagreements. For married couples, big fights and strong disagreements, or what we commonly know as irreconcilable differences, make it hard or even impossible to live together. When things get out of hand, divorce may be inevitable.

Irretrievable Breakdown of a Marriage

In New York and in most states, you may file a no-fault divorce based on an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, or “irreconcilable differences.”  This means it’s impossible for you and your spouse to agree on basic, fundamental issues regarding your marriage or family.

Whether you disagree on how to raise your kids, on religious issues, finances, or on other things, the differences have lead you to a divorce and the one aspect of a divorce spouses no longer have to litigate are grounds.

Living Together is Becoming Impossible

When you file for divorce based on irreconcilable differences, any wrongdoing by your spouse no longer matters. Filing a no-fault divorce is already a statement by you saying the marriage is not working any longer.

In a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences, you don’t need to prove who’s at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. A court will simply grant to one party a divorce based upon the Plaintiff’s belief that the marriage has indeed broken down for a period of six months or longer.

In any marriage, having differences is inevitable. It’s how you and your spouse manage those differences that matters.

If things are really out of control and you feel you can no longer save your marriage, call us now (631) 780-7080, and we’ll provide the right advice and assistance to help make the divorce process easier for you.

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