Is it beneficial to file first in an at-fault divorce? 10 Answers as of August 25, 2015

Is it beneficial to file first in an at-fault divorce? Why?

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Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
It shouldn't make a difference who files first other than that party has more control over how the litigation proceeds. I must question the desire to make it an at fault or grounds divorce in NY, except for economic fault or egregious fault, fault does not factor in any of the financial or custody issues, just gives the other party an opportunity to prevent the divorce. While it may feel good to prove the other party caused the divorce, in the end, all it does is give an opportunity to run up attorney fees and increase cost.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/20/2015
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
In California, there's no such thing as a fault divorce. Divorces are granted based upon irreconcilable differences.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/20/2015
Attorney at Law | Aimee C. Robbins
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 8/25/2015
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
In California there is no at fault divorce, only no fault. There is no advantage to filing first. The only possible advantage is to get things started.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/19/2015
David A. Browde, P.C.
David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
It is neither beneficial nor a negative.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/19/2015
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