Wand & Goody, LLP Win First Contested No-Fault Divorce Trial Since New York Law Took Effect

The Long Island divorce and family law firm of Wand & Goody, LLP recently won what is believed to be the first trial of a contested no-fault divorce in the state of New York since the no-fault option became law in 2010…

Huntington, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2012

The Long Island divorce and family law firm of Wand, Powers & Goody, LLP recently won what is believed to be the first trial of a contested no-fault divorce in the state of New York since the no-fault option became law in 2010.
In the case of Sorrentino vs. Sorrentino, Case 13315/11, partner Jennifer Goody represented Gloria Sorrentino, who sought a divorce from her husband of 56 years based on the no-fault provision. According to Domestic Relations Law 170(7), the no-fault provision (NYLJ, July 6, 2010) can be used where “the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months, provided that one party has stated so under oath.” The intent was to reduce lengthy litigation, yet despite this, Mr. Sorrentino was able to contest the divorce until it wound up going to trial before Acting Supreme Court Justice James F. Quinn in Suffolk County.

Read the article in the New York Law Journal