Common Grounds for At-Fault Divorces

Common Grounds for At-Fault Divorces

Many marriages end up in divorce. It is no secret that up to 50 percent of all marriages in the United States may have that fate. According to the statistics, almost 50 percent of all people in the U.S. were (or will get) married twice.

Many things can ruin a marriage. Sometimes, it is just the “irreconcilable difference”, or the marriage not being the same after all the years. However, sometimes it is real things and event that lead to the disaster of a marriage. Things such as:

  • Adultery
  • Prison confinement
  • Abandonment for a certain amount of time
  • Domestic violence
  • Being physically unable to become intimate with the partner
  • Emotional and physical pain

Most states recognize no-fault divorce, but when it comes to a common ground for a fault-divorce, here are the things you should keep in mind.

Not So Common

Most fault-based divorces are not that common. In fact, the majority of states in the U.S. barely even recognize the fault-based divorce. In the majority of cases, any of the spouses can seek a divorce based on everything listed above.

The main thing with a fault-based divorce is the marital distribution of property. If one of the spouses can prove that the other committed adultery or anything else that is against the laws of marriage, that spouse will naturally get an advantage in divorce and may end up taking everything from the other spouse.

Usually, this involves:

  • Custody over children
  • Alimony
  • Marital property (all or the majority of it)

Fault-based divorces are very attractive to some people, which is why the amount of “fake marriages” has risen in the past years. Salt Lake City Divorce Lawyer advises you to be extremely careful when getting married and to sign a prenup if you have a substantial income and own one or more properties prior to getting married. If you are not careful, you may end up losing everything.

Feel free to schedule a consultation with attorneys and learn about how you can protect your properties in case of a divorce.

Seek An Attorney

If you think that your spouse will not get an attorney after filing for a divorce, think again. Not only will your spouse get an attorney, but he or she will try their best to take as much from you as possible. For that reason, you should always hire an attorney and try to protect your interests in divorce. Don’t let your spouse get the best of it; no matter what he or she says about who is at fault, let the court decide that.

With the attorney’s help, you will have enough support to provide evidence that you are not as bad as your spouse presented you. Perhaps you are not at fault at all, and the only way to prove it is to have someone with experience helping you. Someone like Family Law Attorney Emy A. Cordano.

Do not hesitate to give her a call, as refusing to do so may cost you everything that you have. Do not make the same mistake many did before you.