In a decision sure to gladden the hearts of New York matrimonial lawyers, the court held that the new no‑fault provision based on irretrievable breakdown of the parties’ relationship for a period of at least six months is a new cause of action subject to the same rules of practice governing the subdivisions which have preceded it, including the right to trial by jury of the issues of the grounds for granting the divorce.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com