Divorce Law

Types of divorce:

Fault Divorce

Divorce is a very common issue nowadays. Abuse is the most common issue in such a case. One of the partners can be proved faulty in a divorce. If one of the partners is guilty of deceitfulness or desertion, he or she can be considered to be at fault. One can apply for a fault divorce if his/her spouse is not capable of getting into sexual intercourse. It can also be applied in case one of the spouses is in prison. Some may file a fault divorce suit with a purpose of getting a greater share in the couple’s assets. Unlike no-fault divorce, there is no separation period required in case of Fault divorce.

No-Fault Divorce

As compared to a fault divorce, a no-fault divorce is not so complicated. You are not required to produce evidence or proof of the wrong done to you by your spouse. Any reason that is legally acceptable may be given consent by the court. Just a simple helplessness to go along with the spouse is enough to file a no-fault divorce. That means, the other partner has no right to stop the one who is filing the petition for divorce.

The two common alternatives to divorce are Separation and Annulment. In the case of annulment, it is treated as if the marriage never existed. While in the case of separation, the couple enters into a mutual agreement that the two will live separately without filing divorce application.