Verified Complaint New York Divorce

A Verified Complaint in a New York divorce is a legal document that initiates a divorce proceeding. It is called “verified” because the person filing it, known as the plaintiff, must swear under oath that the information contained in the complaint is true to the best of their knowledge. New York recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. The complaint must specify the grounds on which the plaintiff is seeking the divorce. No-fault grounds include an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months. Fault grounds can include cruelty, abandonment, adultery, imprisonment, and separation.

Verified Complaint New York Divorce