For cases filed after October 15, 2010 there's a new section of the Domestic Relations Law that allows for no fault divorce. Domestic Relations Law Section 170 adds subsection 7:
Where previously the New York equitable distribution law divided the assets of a divorcing couple without regard to whose fault it was that a marriage was ending in divorce, New York County Supreme Court Justice Jacqueline Silberman has come out with a series of rulings that appear to mark a trend towards severe financial punishment for an abusive spouse.
The New York Times has an interesting story on a wrinkle in the blogging world: divorcing spouses who blog about their cases. This is something that we advise all clients to avoid, for two important reasons.
First, any statement that you make about your case, whether it's a divorce case or any other, can be used against you in the litigation. No lawyer wants a client speaking outside the confines of the legal process.