What are the Grounds for Divorce in Massachusetts?
Grounds for divorce in most cases is an irretrievable breakdown of marriage. People use that ground, because they don’t want to air their dirty laundry about the details of their marriage to the court. Unless there’s a reason involving the 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. In some cases, there might be a reason to file in a fault ground, and one of the primarily used fault grounds 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, primarily people file on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Cynthia L. Hanley, an experienced Mansfield, Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer.