Why Do Marriages Fall Apart? – Irreconcilable Differences

By April 27, 2016 No Comments

iStock_000071521339_700x300Marriages fall apart for many reasons but when it comes to divorce the court is only interested in one reason.

Bottom line: in the eyes of the law marriages end because of irreconcilable differences. Period. It doesn’t matter if you and your spouse grew apart, or one of you betrayed the other, or you simply don’t share the same core values and never really have. Whatever it is, at this point in the eyes of the law, it has become irreconcilable. An irreconcilable difference is any sort of difference where two parties cannot or will not change in order to come together.

“Irreconcilable differences” is a legal term and the most common reason for granting a no-fault divorce. Some states use the terms irremediable breakdown, irretrievable breakdown, or incompatibility, but basically they all mean the same thing: 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.

If you are faced with a marriage that has irreconcilable differences contact us to discuss Divorce Options.

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