A source close to the “Frasier” star, Kelsey Grammer, said, “He’s pushing for a quickie divorce because things are moving quickly with his new girlfriend. There is speculation that she is pregnant, but he wants to finalize the divorce before making any announcement.” Grammer filed for divorce just over five weeks ago from his wife, Camille Donatacci, to whom he was married to for 13 years. The star denied he was seeing someone else, writing on Twitter on July 5: “Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman.” However, just this past weekend, he was photographed walking near his New York apartment holding hands with a British blonde name Kate, whose appeared to look pregnant. Fox News
Under New York Domestic Relations Law Section 170, a spouse can seek divorce based on adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, cruel and inhumane treatment and no fault conversion. All of these grounds, can be proven by a preponderance of the evidence except for adultery which requires a showing of clear and convincing evidence. A spouse seeking to obtain a conversion divorce, the Court will determine if the two spouses have been living separate and apart for at least 1 year based upon a validly executed and acknowledged Separation Agreement by the Court. If one spouse holds him or herself out as married to another person during this separation period, the conversion divorce will not be granted. Additionally, if the two spouses begin to cohabitate during this separation period, then the conversion divorce will be defeated and the couple will be deemed to have reconciled. If a spouse considers the marriage as “dead” it is not sufficient for divorce under this ground. http://law.onecle.com/new-york/domestic-relations/DOM0170_170.html
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