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Fault Divorce

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A fault divorce is one in which one party blames the other for the failure of the marriage by citing wrongdoing. Fault divorces are most common where abuse is a factor. Abandonment, desertion, inability to engage in sexual intercourse, insanity, and imprisonment are other causes for fault divorces. In many states, the waiting period is shorter for fault divorces; however, fault divorces are not an option in 17 states. In those that do allow fault divorces, the spouse who proves the otherís fault might receive a larger share of the marital property or more alimony.


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