What Is A Fault Divorce And How Can Meason & Ramsey Law Help You?
Updated: Feb 2
A fault divorce is a divorce in which one spouse alleges that the other spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Fault divorces are less common than no-fault divorces, but they can be more difficult to obtain because the court must find that one spouse is indeed at fault. Some grounds for fault divorce include adultery, abandonment, cruelty, or substance abuse.
Problems that may come up at a fault divorce hearing:
The court may question whether the grounds for fault are actually true.
For example, if one spouse alleges that the other spouse was cruel, the court may want to know what specific acts of cruelty took place. The court may also question whether these acts actually rise to the level of cruelty required for a fault divorce.
Another problem that may come up is that even if the court finds that one spouse is at fault, this may not be enough to grant a divorce. In some states, the court may also find that the faulting spouse is not solely responsible for the breakdown of the marriage. In these cases, the court may still grant a no-fault divorce.
Overall, fault divorces are less common than no-fault divorces, but they can be more difficult to obtain because the court must find that one spouse is indeed at fault.
If you are considering a fault divorce, it is important to speak with an experienced divorce attorney who can help you navigate the process and ensure that your rights are protected. Meason & Ramsey Law can help you understand the grounds for fault divorce in your state and whether you may be eligible to file. They can also help you gather evidence to support your claims and represent you in court. They will be able to help you through every step of the process to make sure that you are fairly represented and that your rights are protected. Contact Meason & Ramsey Law today for a consultation. Call us at (918) 336-6300 or fill out our online form to get started!
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