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No-fault Divorce Reforms In the Works

Matrimonial lawyers, bar associations and judges are pushing to have the [divorce] law changed, saying it is archaic and heightens hostilities between spouses, which particularly hurts children. Both the New York State Bar Association and the city bar are backing a legislative change in Albany to add no-fault grounds, and several powerful legislators appear to be receptive. “Even Chile, one of the most Catholic countries in the world, has no-fault divorce now,” said Harold A. Mayerson, a Manhattan divorce lawyer and chairman of the committee on matrimonial law at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

 

The New York Times
November 30, 2004