Monthly Archives: August 2016

New York Was the Last State to Recognize No-Fault Divorces

In New York today, there are seven grounds for getting a divorce. However, it was not always this way. In fact, New York was the last state in the whole U.S. to recognize the fact that, sometimes, marriages just break down without anyone to blame. Life happens and people change, and suddenly a married couple…
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New York’s New No-Fault Divorce Law

When New York adopted no-fault divorces in 2010, it became the last state in the U.S. to do so. After passing the new law, though, there were mixed signals as to whether it was working the way it was supposed to, or not. Now, six years later, the New York courts are still working their…
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What Happens When Laws Conflict?

One of the most overlooked complexities in all of the legal field, and one of the most difficult to understand for non-lawyers, is what happens when two laws conflict with each other. This is the realm of conflicts of laws. What is a Conflict of Law? There are fifty states in the United States, plus…
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