Divorce is difficult. It can be even more challenging to go through a divorce if your partner is unwilling. Luckily, there are certain circumstances where New York state law allows for divorce from an unwilling spouse.
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is leading to a public crisis of domestic violence. Although stay-at-home orders are crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19, they are also causing a spike in domestic violence cases since many victims are spending increased time with their oppressors. While courts are generally closed, states like California have enacted special emergency protections for people experiencing domestic violence.