A No-Fault Divorce

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A no-fault divorce: a good thing or bad thing? A no-fault divorce is divorces in which neither spouse is required to prove “fault” or marital misconduct on the part of the other. To obtain a divorce a spouse must merely assert incompatibility or irreconcilable difference, meaning the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This means there is no defense to a divorce petition (so a spouse cannot threaten to “fight” a divorce), there is no derogatory testimony, and martial misconduct cannot be used to achieve a division of property favorable to the “innocent” spouse. A no-fault divorce is what you hear about more often now. Marriages are ending because of irreconcilable differences and I always wondered what that meant because I didn’t understand. I always wanted to know exactly what. Now that I’m older and a little wiser I have learned that people get divorced because of all sorts of things. One of the biggest things I know of is communication. If you don’t communicate it will not work plain and simple. The second biggest thing is money. I mean we all know that money is evil, it will split up the happiest home so why not a marriage. I put adultery last because most of the time we know if the other spouse is cheating and most of us stick around anyway because of whatever reason. I think adultery has become more of a problem these days but causes the least amount of divorces. A no-fault divorce will give you a chance to just sign the papers and move on. I feel that if this is what we both want that there is no need to go into details about why we are getting a divorce if we have come to some sort of agreement. Let’s just end this and be about our separate way. I think a no-fault divorce may become more of an issue when children are involved because now we have to go into more details of why this divorce is happening and try to explain to the children why we are separating (because they are going to ask why) and before you do divorce you have to also think about how...
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