Massachusetts Grounds for Divorce
Ground for the divorce are in most cases and I mean the vast majority of cases 95% at least of the cases is irretrievable breakdown of marriage and people use that divorce because they don’t want to air their dirty laundry about the details of their marriage to the court and frankly, unless there’s a reason like children a court generally doesn’t want to hear about the details of the divorce. They’re trying to process a lot of cases and fault is not a huge aspect of getting a divorce in Massachusetts. However, in some cases and they’re rare, there might be a reason to file in a fault ground and one of the primarily used fault ground would be cruel and abusive treatment. That would be used when there were extreme incidents of violence or some other reason that would be considered cruel and abusive to the spouse but as I said, primarily people file on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
This informational blog post was provided by Cynthia Hanley, an experienced Massachusetts Divorce Attorney.