senate Bill S764

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides where marriage is broken down irretrievably and the non-petitioning spouse is a documented victim of domestic abuse such spouse must consent to the divorce

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Jan 04, 2017 referred to judiciary

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S764 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Domestic Relations Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §170, Dom Rel L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S4489

S764 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that in order to qualify to file for no fault divorce, where a marriage is broken down irretrievably and the non-petitioning spouse is a documented victim of domestic violence by the petitioning spouse, the non-petitioning spouse must consent to the divorce in order for it to occur.

S764 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S764 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   764

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the domestic relations  law,  in  relation  to  no-fault
  divorce

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 170 of the domestic relations law,
as added by chapter 384 of the laws of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (7)  The  relationship  between husband and wife has broken down irre-
trievably for a period of at least six months, provided that  one  party
has  so  stated under oath; PROVIDED, FURTHER, WHERE THE NON-PETITIONING
SPOUSE TO THE DIVORCE ACTION IS A DOCUMENTED VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
BY THE PETITIONING SPOUSE THE NON-PETITIONING SPOUSE MUST CONSENT TO THE
DIVORCE IN ORDER FOR IT TO OCCUR.   No  judgment  of  divorce  shall  be
granted  under  this subdivision unless and until the economic issues of
equitable distribution of marital property, the  payment  or  waiver  of
spousal  support,  the  payment of child support, the payment of counsel
and experts' fees and expenses as well as  the  custody  and  visitation
with  the  infant  children  of  the  marriage have been resolved by the
parties, or determined by the court and incorporated into  the  judgment
of divorce.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00455-01-7

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