Yes, under New York law, one spouse can’t force the other to stay married, and a spouse can unilaterally be granted a divorce, even if their spouse objects.
What any person considering divorce should keep in mind is that the elements of a divorce – distribution of property, child custody and support, spousal maintenance – must be addressed reasonably before any divorce can be granted.
Your spouse, while not having the ability to keep you from divorcing them, has a lot of power to slow your divorce down.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are experienced Queens divorce lawyers who can help you get divorced in the calmest, sanest, quickest way.
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