New York's No-Fault Divorce Law Accelerating Marital Breakdown by 12%


In the New York Post:

While New York's gay couples are lining up to get hitched, straight ones are increasingly untying the knot.

Divorce filings are up 12 percent since the state last October adopted no-fault separations, which allows couples to split without having to prove why.

"It's still going to the dentist," said lawyer Raoul Felder. "But now you go to a painless dentist. There's a certain percentage of people who do it now that wouldn't have before."

There were 37,015 divorce filings statewide from October 2010 through this May, compared to 33,160 in the year-ago period, according to court data.