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What Does No Fault Divorce Mean?
It is difficult to separate the legal meaning of No Fault Divorce from the emotional meaning.
is defined as a dissolution of marriage where neither party needs to prove a breach of the marital contract. Common reasons for breach of contract are adultery, abandonment, cruel/inhumane treatment (abuse.)
No fault is a statement of incompatibility or irreconcilable differences. In this case, as is becoming most widely accepted, there can be no objection or refusal by the other party.
Due to the nature of no fault, you need to be represented by someone who thoroughly understands how to write divorce contracts. As you know, it is much easier to get married and combine lives and households but separating them can be an absolute nightmare. Here is a great scene from the movie When Harry Met Sally:
When you get married you have the best of intentions, you plan, you dream, you experience ups and downs, together… separately, laughing and arguing, they all go into the same pile. So much of what we do is a couple is combined, as one, united. That is why it is so hard to separate when it ends.