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Grounds For Divorce

As a divorce lawyer in DC advises clients, divorce law mandates that one party file for divorce by citing a legal grounds. While some states recognize fault-based divorces, almost all states also offer
no-fault divorce. Watch this video to learn more.

Whether you prefer to file for fault-based or no-fault divorce, you or your family law attorney must file divorce papers in family court. Common grounds for fault-based divorce include adultery, abandonment, and cruelty. However, no-fault divorce is generally the best solution for couples whose marriage is permanently damaged. The grounds for no-fault divorce are either that the spouses have irreconcilable differences or that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in the marital union. Because divorce law does vary slightly by state, it is important to talk to your divorce
lawyer about your best legal options.