What states have no fault divorce?

What states have no fault divorce?

In the States of Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Hawaii, Florida, Colorado and California, a person seeking a divorce is not permitted to allege a fault-based ground (e.g. adultery, abandonment or cruelty).

Is it better to be the one to file for divorce?

One of the main legal advantages that a person gains by filing the divorce petition before his or her spouse does is that the filer can request a Standing Order from the court when filing the petition. The person who files for divorce also chooses the jurisdiction in which they litigate the divorce.

What is irretrievably broken?

They only have to show that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Generally that means that the party does not believe that the marriage could be fixed or restored (even if the Court provided counseling services at no cost – known as the Conciliation Court program).