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Grounds for Divorce

A number of states provide for fault-based divorce grounds. This means that a spouse and his or her divorce lawyer in The Woodlands can claim the other spouse was at fault for the end of the marriage. Common grounds for fault divorce claims include adultery, cruelty, and abandonment.

In this video, a family law attorney explains the difference between filing a fault and no fault divorce petition. As he explains, someone only needs to allege the irretrievable breakdown of marriage or irreconcilable differences in a no-fault divorce claim. No-fault divorce empowers a couple to end their marriage if they desire without citing a legal reason. No-fault divorce represents a modern trend in family law. Even if the petitioned spouse doesn’t wish to divorce, he or she cannot object to the divorce proceedings. In traditional fault divorce cases, the petitioned spouse could object to the grounds for divorce.