Divorce – No Fault

A system under which a spouse must prove that the other spouse committed specific wrongful conduct before a divorce would be granted. Examples of fault include adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion, and incarceration for the commission of a serious crime. There are very few states that follow fault divorce anymore – most states have adopted no fault divorce system which requires the spouses merely stating in the divorce petition that there exists irreconcilable differences between the spouses.

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