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No-Fault Divorce

A no-fault divorce is when neither party accuses the other of doing anything wrong, and the advantages are that the no-fault divorce process can be a little easier and less time-consuming. If both you and your partner feel like it's time to move on from your relationship, you might want to think about speaking with an attorney about a no-fault divorce so that everything's on the up and up.

When the cause for a divorce is based on some kind of wrong-doing like desertion or adultery, it's known as a fault divorce. For a long time this was the only way it worked. Now, all 50 states allow no-fault divorce, meaning that marriages can be ended based on â??irreconcilable differencesâ?? or the fact that you and your spouse have just grown apart over time. Every state has different rules, so you might need to begin with a legal separation period, which usually involves filing a Marriage Separation Agreement to outline the terms. Then maybe print out a Divorce Worksheet so that you and your spouse can hammer out the details of finances and expectations going forward.

Even though no-fault divorces can be a little less complicated, property, child custody and financial issues may come up. To learn more about no-fault divorce, feel free to browse the articles below. And if we can help you find a lawyer, just let us know.