If my state now has no fault divorce but I am very religious and my beliefs and vows are sacred, can a court make me get a divorce?

I’ve been legally married for 40 years.

Asked on December 12, 2015 under Family Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, a court can make you get divorced, if you spouse files for it. Divorce is governed by secular law, not by your faith's religious precepts; and you have no right to force your religous views on your spouse or compel him to stay married because of your faith.


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