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Many people believe that with key support in legislation, New York is sure to follow the rest of the country in enacting a no-fault divorce.
Critics and opposing views, however, may be what is stopping this new law from happening.
Spokes people from both the National Organization of Women as well as from the group called Fathers and Families feel that the no-fault divorce law may be a very bad thing for very different reasons.
Marcia Pappas, the president for NOW believes that if the no-fault bill becomes law, custody, support payments, and property division issues will have to be resolved in court, where women experience a gender bias.
Randall Dickinson agrees that the law is uneven, however, he feels that it is the men who lose access to their children and their money.
The state of New York currently requires couples to wait a year after filing for divorce before a judge can dissolve their marriage. This can only happen if the judge finds one or both parties at fault. No-fault divorce, though, allows one spouse to claim irreconcilable differences to end the marriage without the consent of the other.
Having a no-fault divorce law is ironic, according to Dickinson, who says that the state of New York is moving for a no-fault divorce while other states are trying to repeal their own no-fault divorces.