At Long Last, N.Y. May Amend Age-Old Divorce Law

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After two years of consensus-building among the state Bar Association's 72,000 members -- and after lagging behind virtually all 49 other states for 35 years -- New York is closer than ever to enacting no-fault divorce legislation. Now the Bar Association is looking for a lawmaker willing to sponsor a bill that would allow such divorces, reports the Albany Times-Union. "How many other states have this?" mused Rochester lawyer Brian J. Barney, former chairman of the Bar Association's Family Law Section. "Every state has some version -- except us." An association spokesman cited the state's . . .

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