\fˈɒlt dɪvˈɔːs], \fˈɒlt dɪvˈɔːs], \f_ˈɒ_l_t d_ɪ_v_ˈɔː_s]\
Definitions of FAULT DIVORCE
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A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The "innocent" spouse was then granted the divorce from the "guilty" spouse. Today, 35 states still allow a spouse to allege fault in obtaining a divorce. The traditional fault grounds for divorce are adultery, cruelty, desertion, confinement in prison, physical incapacity and incurable insanity. These grounds are also generally referred to as marital misconduct.
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