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Civil Practice Law & Rules 3016(c)
CPLR 3016(c): Pleadings in Specific Actions

CPLR 3016(c)
Pleadings in Specific Actions

(c) Separation or divorce.

In an action for separation or divorce, the nature and circumstances of a party's alleged misconduct, if any, and the time and place of each act complained of, if any, shall be specified in the complaint or counterclaim as the case may be.

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