An accepted ground for a no-fault divorce. As a practical matter, courts seldom, if ever, inquire into whether the marriage has actually broken down, and routinely grant a divorce as long as the party seeking the divorce says the marriage has fallen apart. Compare: incompatibility, irreconcilable differences
family & personal matters
The most common basis for granting a no-fault divorce. As a practical matter, courts seldom, if ever, inquire into what the differences actually are, and routinely grant a divorce as long as the party seeking the divorce says the couple has irreconcilable differences. Compare: incompatibility, irremediable or irretrievable breakdown
An Internal Revenue Service rule that says that a spouse who unknowingly signs a fraudulent joint tax return prepared by the other spouse can be excused from having to pay penalties on that return.
Property received upon the death of a relative due to the laws of descent and distribution.
A legal reason for obtaining a divorce. It is rarely used, however, because of the difficulty of proving both the insanity of the spouse being divorced and that the insanity is incurable.
Unable to live together as husband and wife due to irreconcilable differences. If one spouse desires to end the marriage, that fact proves incompatibility, and a divorce will be granted even though the other spouse does not want a divorce.
A conflict in personalities that makes married life together impossible. In a number of states, incompatibility is the accepted reason for a no-fault divorce. (See also: irreconcilable differences)
Forever -- for example, one may have the right to keep the profits from land in perpetuity.
Facing imminent death.