What is a No-Fault Divorce?

“No-Fault” is a divorce in which the cause of action is irreconcilable differences, and separation for 18-months.

If a husband and wife or partners have lived separate and apart for six months, the can either file for and obtain divorce without being required to offer any evidence of the other’s fault such as adultery or extreme cruelty.

“No-Fault” should not be mistaken for an expedited divorce. The divorce case in many instances will be contested on the issues of custody and visitation of the children, distribution of the assets, alimony, or child support.

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