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no fault divorce

n. divorces (dissolutions) in which neither spouse is required to prove "fault" or marital misconduct on the part of the other. To obtain a divorce a spouse must merely assert incompatibility or irreconcilable differences, meaning the marriage has irretrievably broken down. This means there is no defense to a divorce petition (so a spouse cannot threaten to "fight" a divorce), there is no derogatory testimony, and marital misconduct cannot be used to achieve a division of property favorable to the "innocent" spouse. Increasingly popular since the 1960s, no fault divorce is in effect in every state except Illinois and South Dakota. (See: divorce)

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Along the same line, the social media work to foster controversial concepts that cannot be disseminated in society without serious discussions like the concept of "no-fault divorce", in which the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party, and the concept of "single parent", which gives both men and women a loophole to reduce their sense of responsibility and commitment to the marriage.
"The introduction of the no-fault divorce is long overdue, removing blame and simplifying the process."
The Government must think again on its no-fault divorce plans, which will be disastrous for family life and society.
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Members of a Senate committee contemplated the potential family law consequences of repealing the rarely charged crime of adultery and contemplated a broader discussion about moving toward no-fault divorce.
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Now the so called Conservative (family) Government is consulting at the present time proposing "no-fault divorce" -- in effect scrapping the legal expectation of what marriage should be.
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