It isn’t really advisable to try to change the grounds of your divorce once it’s filed in Queens.
Most likely, you’ve filed under New York’s no-fault grounds, Irretrievable Breakdown, which is the fastest and most cost effective way to get divorced.
Because of the no-fault option, grounds matter much less than they once did in divorces in Queens.
Even if the court allowed a change like this, it would increase your burden of proof, with all the costs that go with it.
The final settlement most likely won’t be affected by allegations that your spouse has begun a new relationship, and even if it had been ongoing before filing for divorce, it wouldn’t have much effect on the eventual outcome.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino understand that our clients want more than just a piece of paper.
They want a sense of justice for the ways their spouses have injured their marriages.
While the grounds of a divorce won’t typically give you what you want, getting the best possible settlement in the process can go a long way to giving you the security you need for the future.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens divorce attorney for free.