What is a fault divorce?

Answer A fault-based divorce is granted after a court determines that a husband or wife has acted wrongly and caused the breakdown of the marriage. The most commonly used grounds, or causes of a divorce, ... Read More »

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What is the origin of no-fault divorce?

California was the first state to allow no-fault divorce. Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill into California law in 1969. Prior to the introduction of no-fault divorce either the husband or wif... Read More »

What is the length of separation in Texas for a no-fault divorce?

Section 6.006 of the Texas Family Code states that a married couple may be granted a no-fault divorce if they have been separated (i.e., maintained separate living arrangements) for three consecuti... Read More »

Is VA a fault divorce state?

You can file for divorce on either no-fault or fault grounds in Virginia. Fault grounds include adultery and cruelty, although if you file on cruelty grounds, a final decree won't be granted until ... Read More »

How to File a No Fault Divorce?

A no-fault divorce is one in which the spouse who decides to file for divorce does not claim that the other spouse caused the divorce. These are the types of divorces where generally both parties w... Read More »