Neville J. Bedford Attorney at Law | Neville J. Bedford
In a no fault jurisdiction like Rhode Island, that is reason enough (tired of being married and I am very unhappy - also called "Irreconcilable Differences that have led to the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage")
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
ROWE LAW FIRM | Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink
You may get divorced for any reason. However, if your spouse is not at fault in the breakup of the marriage, they may sue you for permanent support if they are in necessitous circumstances because of the divorce. Your spouse may sue you for support for up to three years after the marriage, or three years after any voluntary payment of support made by you.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
The Coyle Law Office | T. Andrew Coyle
There are two avenues for requesting divorce: (1) No-fault - which requires you live separate and apart for two years if your spouse will not agree to divorce or that you live separate and apart for 6 months if they do agree; and (2) Fault - the faults you can use are listed in the Illinois divorce statute, but the most common one used would be "repeated mental cruelty".
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Meriwether & Tharp LLC | Patrick Meriwether
The below lists out all the possible grounds for a divorce in Georgia. The most common ground from the list below is that the marriage is irretrievably broken due to irreconcilable differences. (1) Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity; (2) Mental incapacity at the time of the marriage; (3) Impotency at the time of the marriage; (4) Force, menace, duress, or fraud in obtaining the marriage; (5) Pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband, at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband; (6) Adultery in either of the parties after marriage; (7) Willful and continued desertion by either of the parties for the term of one year; (8) The conviction of either party for an offense involving moral turpitude, under which he is sentenced to imprisonment in a penal institution for a term of two years or longer; (9) Habitual intoxication; (10) Cruel treatment, which shall consist of the willful infliction of pain, bodily or mental, upon the complaining party, such as reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health; (11) Incurable mental illness. No divorce shall be granted upon this ground unless the mentally ill party has been adjudged mentally ill by a court of competent jurisdiction or has been certified to be mentally ill by two physicians who have personally examined the party; and he has been confined in an institution for the mentally ill or has been under continuous treatment for mental illness for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the commencement of the action; and the superintendent or other chief executive officer of the institution and one competent physician appointed by the court, after a thorough examination, make a certified statement under oath that it is their opinion that the party evidences such a want of reason, memory, and intelligence as to prevent the party from comprehending the nature, duties, and consequences of the marriage relationship and that, in the light of present day medical knowledge, recovery of the party's mental health cannot be expected at any time during his life. Notice of the action must be served upon the guardian of the person of the mentally ill person and upon the superintendent or other chief executive officer of the institution in which the person is confined. In the event that there is no guardian of the person, then notice of the action shall be served upon a guardian ad litem, who shall be appointed by the court in which the divorce action is filed, and upon the superintendent or chief executive officer of the institution in which the person is confined. The guardian and superintendent shall be entitled to appear and be heard upon the issues. The status of the parties as to the support and maintenance of the mentally ill person shall not be altered in any way by the granting of the divorce; (12) Habitual drug addiction, which shall consist of addiction to any controlled substance as defined in Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16; (13) The marriage is irretrievably broken. Under no circumstances shall the court grant a divorce on this ground until not less than 30 days from the date of service on the respondent.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Michael D. Fluke, P.A. | Michael D. Fluke
All you have to allege is that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that no amount of counseling will fix it. Florida is a no fault state. I suggest you consult a local Family Law attorney to discuss your case in greater detail and learn all of your rights and options. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson | Kathryn L. Hudson
There are several grounds for divorce in Arkansas such as adultery, failure to support, drunkenness, being in prison for a year or more, and so on, most people just allege general indignities. At the final hearing the judge may ask for specifics but usually that is not a problem.
Answer Applies to: Arkansas
Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
California is a "no fault" state. Meaning, that the reason for divorce is irrelevant. On page 2 of the Divorce Petition (form FL-100), you simply check a box indicating "irreconcilable difference." If you need further assistance, it is advisable to consult with a local family law lawyer. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
PA is a No-Fault Divorce state. You can/should use the generic "the marriage is irretrievably broken due to irreconcilable differences" basis.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania