Grounds for Divorce

As divorce attorneys we hear a lot of complaints from clients about their spouse that they are divorcing and they can get pretty outrageous. A recent report from the Huffington Post however has a spouse complaining that her husband eat’s his peas with his bread instead of a fork and that is why she is asking for divorce. Maybe this woman was just looking for a way out and she saw the classic Seinfeld episode where Jerry broke up with a girl because she ate her peas one at a time. ┬áRegardless of the genuineness of her claim that her husbands table manners were the reason for the divorce the reality is that in most states she doesn’t really need a reason to get divorced other than simply claiming irreconcilable differences.

No Fault Divorce

Historically parties needed a good reason to get divorced, especially the female, they couldn’t simply state that they didn’t like their spouse any more. Whether it was abandonment, adultery, or some other claim the parties had to convince the court that they deserved a marriage from their spouse and they needed to be able to put the fault of the divorce on their spouse to get released from their marriage contract. As with a number of areas of the law, divorce has come a long ways over the years. Today in Utah if a person wants to get divorced they don’t have to prove anything to establish grounds for divorce, they can simply state that there are irreconcilable difference and that is the reason for the divorce. An individual can be granted a divorce regardless of whether or not their spouse wants the divorce or has done anything particularly wrong.

Ogden Divorce Attorney | Helping with your Divorce

If you have made the decision to get divorced then the first thing you should do is speak with an experienced family law attorney from Ogden Divorce Law. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients in their divorce and we can help you understand the process and get answers to your questions. Call or email us today for a free consultation over the phone.

About Todd Peterson

Todd Peterson has been with Salcido Law firm for a number of years and specializes in Family Law practice. He is dedicated to helping people through the very difficult and highly emotionally charged times when they need a family law attorney.
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