What is a “no fault” divorce?

Attorney Michael Fischer

 Mike’s Answer:

Briefly, what a “no fault” divorce means is that we do not want to have to show bad actions, ill will, or wrongdoing. If a person wants a divorce they get it. We do not want to air dirty laundry in the court system where it becomes public record. A person’s actions of bad behavior are, as to the divorce itself, irrelevant. They do, possibly, have an importance when it comes time to talk about spousal support or some sort of financial reimbursement. “No fault” divorce itself means you do not have to prove fault by the other party in order to get your divorce. You just have to want it.

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