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New York Divorce Law


Each state has its own set of laws covering divorce, alimony, property distribution, child support and child custody, as well as state requirements during the divorce process. Many New York divorce laws are complex. By speaking to a local New York divorce lawyer, you can learn more about the New York divorce process and get legal advice about your divorce.

For your convenience, the chart below summarizes a few of the key concepts of New York's divorce laws:

New York State Laws

  • Fault/No-Fault: Fault
  • Property Distribution: Equitable
  • ADR Available: Yes
  • Parenting Plan Required: No

Please understand that this information is provided for illustration purposes only and is not legal advice. With help from a local divorce lawyer, you can understand the New York divorce laws and how each may affect your divorce. Get in touch by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out the divorce case review form below.

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The above synopsis of New York divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local New York divorce lawyer in your area.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.