NYS Senate Approves Legislation To Permit No-Fault Divorce with the Honorable Sondra Miller

Longtime Opponents of No-Fault Divorce May Have An Uphill Battle

On June 15th, 2010, the New York State Senate approved legislation that would permit no-fault divorce. This package must still pass the State Assembly.

It has been over 40 years since the first no-fault divorce law was signed by Gov. Ronald Reagan, and New York is the last state to consider such legislation. However, longtime opponents of no-fault divorce include the Catholic Church and the NY Chapter of the National Organization for Women.  As you can imagine, there are very passionate opinions on both sides of the issue.

In this broadcast of Forensic Perspectives, forensic accounting expert, Mark S. Gottlieb, discusses the no-fault divorce legislation with the Honorable Sondra Miller.

About Our Guest

Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Justice Sondra Miller to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department in January 1990. She was then serving as a NYS Supreme Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District, having been elected in 1986, and had served as a Family Court Judge in Westchester County from 1983-1986.

Justice Miller obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School.  Justice Miller¹s legal decisions are frequently cited in various areas of the law and most particularly for their impact on family law and the rights of children.

Justice Miller’s is a founding member and past president of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and as Vice President of the Women¹s Bar Association of the State of New York.

Justice Miller has received many honors and awards in New York State recognizing her work in the field of law concerning women, children and families. Currently she is Chief Counsel of McCarthy Fingar LLP, a multi-disciplinary firm in White Plains, New York, and leads the firm’s Appellate practice and Mediation and Arbitration groups.