Michael F. Beyda, a partner with Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert, writes: Although we can finally say that there is "marriage equality" in New York, there is at least one class of New Yorkers who have yet to enjoy "divorce equality." Specifically, there are a substantial number of New Yorkers who, though able to obtain a civil divorce from their spouse, are unable to obtain a religious divorce. This predicament effectively leaves these unfortunate individuals - at least according to their own traditions - married indefinitely.
The 'Chained' Woman's Unfinished Divorce
New York Law Journal
July 30, 2012
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