In a fault divorce, the spouse filing for a divorce is required to establish a reason or grounds for the divorce. This is typically some form of misconduct that justifies the termination of the marriage. Grounds for divorce may include the following:
One critical difference is that there is generally not a divorce waiting period for a fault divorce. There may be a divorce waiting period before a no fault divorce becomes effective. Additionally, in a few states, proof of fault may increase the portion of the marital assets awarded to the non-offending spouse or even increase the amount of alimony awarded.
If you have questions about the fault grounds for divorce or would like to speak to a divorce lawyer about your specific situation, connect with a local divorce lawyer today. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a divorce case review form to connect with a participating divorce lawyer in your area to schedule an initial consultation.