“Irretrievable breakdown” is New York’s version of “irreconcilable differences,” and allows for one spouse to unilaterally receive a no-fault divorce provided that;
a) Your relationship with your spouse has broken down irretrievably,
b) The relationship has been irretrievably broken for a period of at least six months,
c) One spouse states this under oath, d) and that the various issues related to the divorce – financial issues, distribution of marital property, spousal support, child support, attorney’s fees and other expenses related to the divorce, and visitation agreements for any children – are addressed.
For many people, this is the easiest and cleanest way to obtain a divorce – and it doesn’t require either party to prove fault.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you decide which approach is best. Just call 718-523-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.