no-fault divorce

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to end the marriage is not required to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Every state now has no-fault divorce. In the past, a party seeking a divorce had to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the marriage not working. No-fault divorces are usually granted for reasons such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Compare: fault divorce

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.