New York is now joining the other 49 states in the United States with regard to divorce laws. The New York State Assembly has passed a no fault divorce law. Now both the State Senate and the Assembly have passed the liberalized New York divorce law, and it is anticipated that Governor Patterson will sign the new no fault divorce law very … [Read more...]
Strangling: A New Felony in New York
The New York State Legislature has recently approved a new statute which deals with squeezing someone's throat or covering their nose and mouth to block breathing. The statute makes this activity a felony in New York. Felonies are significant criminal charges. The sponsors of the statue in the New York Legislature claim that domestic violence … [Read more...]
No Fault Divorce Coming To New York?
New York is currently the only state in the United States that does not have a true no fault divorce law. However this may soon change. On Tuesday June 15, 2010 the New York State Senate approved a statue that would permit couples to obtain a divorce by mutual consent. For many decades, New York has had the most conservative divorce laws in the … [Read more...]
Alternative Programs for Juvenile Offense Punishment
Governor David Patterson has established a juvenile justice task force authorized to investigate circumstances and procedures for sentencing juveniles in the State of New York. The task force has suggested that New York should stop sentencing low risk juvenile offenders to facilities far from their family residences. The task force has suggested in … [Read more...]