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How Long Do We Have To Be Separated Before We Can File For Divorce In Queens?

While New York used to have a number of barriers to divorce, as of 2010, those walls have fallen.

Today, instead of needing a one-year separation to file for divorce, you can file at any time under the Irretrievable Breakdown ground.

This is New York’s version of no-fault divorce, and allows you to attest that your relationship has been irretrievably broken for a period of at least six months.

You don’t have to make a case based on fault or prove misconduct by your spouse, and you can obtain a divorce unilaterally, even if your spouse objects.

If you’re considering divorce in Queens and haven’t spoken to an attorney about your options, you should strongly consider doing so.

While you have the legal right to represent yourself, people tend to have better, more fair outcomes in their divorces when they work with someone who understands the system and what the court expects from the parties as they go through the process.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we provide comprehensive, cost effective representation to people from the start of a divorce action to its conclusion.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 and talk to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.