irreconcilable differences


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Irreconcilable Differences

The existence of significant differences between a married couple that are so great and beyond resolution as to make the marriage unworkable, and for which the law permits a Divorce.

A divorce premised on the ground of irreconcilable differences is considered a no-fault divorce since there is no need to establish that one party is more responsible or at fault for the end of the marriage than the other.

irreconcilable differences

n. the usual basis for granting a divorce (dissolution) in no-fault divorce states. If one party says the marriage is irretrievable and refuses to reconcile then such differences are proved to exist. (See: divorce, no fault divorce)

irreconcilable differences

noun  complete alienation, complete intractability, immovability, immovable resolution, immutability, incurableness, inexxrable positions, intransigence, irreparableness, irreversibility, irrevocability, obduracy, rigidity, rigorism, ruined relationship, total inflexibility, unmoved positions, unyieldingness
Associated concepts: divorce, no fault divorce
See also: difference, incompatibility
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There are other trage- dies, less scandalous and of a subtler poignancy, arising from irreconcilable differences and from that fear of the Incomprehensible that hangs over all our heads--over all our heads.
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For they were exactly dissimilar--one individuality projecting itself in length and the other in breadth, which is already a sufficient ground for irreconcilable difference.
This decision was taken by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the audit committee, which was supported by management, following a determination that irreconcilable differences existed between the Company and its accountants over the measures necessary to complete, in accordance with US GAAP, the audit of the Company's financial statements for 2004.
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Gibson's wife Robyn filed for divorce earlier this month, citing irreconcilable differences.
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Citing serious breaches of contract and irreconcilable differences, Andersen Consulting requested that an arbitrator appointed under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce declare that the firm should be excused from any further obligation to Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide under the parties' operating agreements.
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