DIVORCE NEWS: NEW YORK: August 15, 2010 Governor Paterson signs no fault divorce bill

It is official. New York is the 50th and last state in the Union to allow a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences. It’s too bad. I was hoping he’d be brave and veto the bill, but no. Not this time. Well, look, I spent the afternoon removing as many cuss words as I could from the posts so I will not say anything indelicate. But I am really disappointed. Even though I realize this is a huge deal for many New Yorkers. And for some, it is even a good thing. But for others, like children and some women, not so great. Still, this is what it is and we, like the rest of New Yorkers, must accept. This was inevitable. This is “new divorce.”