01/26/2012 02:06 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Elderly Long Island Woman Gets New York's First Contested No-Fault Divorce From Husband Of 56 Years

A 79-year-old Long Island woman has been granted what's believed to be the state's first contested no-fault divorce.

Gloria Sorrentino wanted out of her 56-year union to Sebastian Sorrentino on the grounds their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

But her husband wanted to stay hitched, and contended that two of their four kids were pressuring her into dumping him.

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