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No Fault Divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2020 | Divorce

A no fault divorce allows a couple to divorce without fault or blame. It is usually the most straightforward course of divorce available in the US. A Tacoma Divorce Attorney from the Alliance Law Group can help you file for divorce without blaming the other spouse or saying it was the fault of either spouse. The terms differ with each state’s divorce laws, but to get a no-fault divorce, you need to prove that there has been a severe breakdown of the marriage, incompatibility, or irreconcilable differences. In some states, staying apart for a certain period of time can be enough reason to file a no-fault divorce.

How to acquire a no fault divorce

If you want to get a no fault divorce, you simply choose the no-fault option as the reason for terminating the marriage. Your spouse cannot dispute no-Fault foundations. If your partner disagrees with you about wanting a divorce, it shows that the marriage is broken. You don’t have to prove that marriage cannot be repaired. Also, testimony is not needed about what went wrong in the marriage or what one spouse did to the other.

Determining fault

No-fault divorce is not the only means of terminating your marriage. Fault means that the cause of the divorce is one spouse. A fault divorce needs you to provide reasons for divorce during the petition, and if your spouse doesn’t agree, to prove them in a court of law. Every state has its acceptable list of fault foundations for divorce, but the most common reasons include

  • substance abuse,
  • abandonment,
  • abuse or cruelty,
  • imprisonment,
  • insanity, or
  • adultery.

The divorce attorneys at Alliance Law Group can assist you in putting together a case to prove fault, but keep in mind that it is usually more time-consuming and costly than filing a no-fault divorce. The reasons for a fault divorce differ from other reasons required for annulment. Annulment indicates that the marriage was not lawful at the time you entered into it and includes reasons like force or fraud used to get the consent of the other person, the spouses being too closely related, or one party being underage.

Uncontested vs. No-fault divorce

An uncontested divorce is different from a no-fault divorce. Fault involves the reasons for terminating the marriage. Whether your divorce is contested or not depends on whether your spouse agrees with everything you are requesting in your divorce petition. In the case of an uncontested divorce, the defendant or the respondent chooses not to appear in court or signs of the divorce papers in agreement with everything that is being asked for, including the grounds for divorce, child custody and support, property division, and alimony.

An uncontested divorce can be a no-fault or fault divorce. The process of uncontested divorce progresses speedily as nothing is being disputed. There is no need for a trial. No-fault divorce makes it straightforward to get a divorce and also usually reduces the adverse feelings between spouses since there is no blame for the divorce.

Alliance Law Group’s no-fault divorce services are an economical way to file for divorce if your spouse agrees on most major issues. Otherwise, you can talk to our divorce attorneys for advice or assistance filing for divorce through our individualized legal plans. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.

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