New York Grounds for Divorce

The Complaint for Divorce is the initial document filed with the New York court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

The court may dissolve the marriage on any of the following grounds:

(1) The cruel and inhuman.

(2) Abandonment for 1 or more years,

(3) Imprisionment for at least 3 years.

(4) Adultery.

(5) Living separate and apart for at least 1 year.

(6) Irretrievable breakdown in relationship for a least six months.