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Family Law

Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

Check out the historic and modern justifications for terminating the marriage relationship, the difference between fault and no-fault divorces, common law grounds for divorce, and modern reforms.


When a married couple decides to terminate their marriage, and annulment is not an option, they get a divorce. Remember from the Marriage as a Contract tutorial that court approval is needed for a marriage contract to be terminated. Therefore, the couple must file for divorce in the appropriate court in the jurisdiction in which they reside. A divorce proceeding is like any other action brought in court, and the parties must assert a reason or reasons why the court should grant their divorce....