Increased Divorced Filings Under No-Fault Law

Since New York adopted the No-Fault Law on October 12, 2010, divorce filings grew nearly 6% in Nassau County and 9% in Suffolk County as compared to filings in 2009, the last full year under the old law. The No-Fault package also effected change in how temporary maintenance was calculated. As such, this new law has helped more couples who have ‘simple’ divorces to resolve matrimonial issues more easily, but many complications still remain for couples with significant assets to divide.