irreconcilable differences
ir·rec·on·cil·able dif·fer·enc·es /ir-ˌre-kən-'sī-lə-bəl-/ n pl but sing or pl in constr: substantial incompatibility between marriage partners that is a broad ground for esp. no-fault divorce compare irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

irreconcilable differences
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
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


irreconcilable differences
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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


irreconcilable differences
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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

irreconcilable differences
n.
   the usual basis for granting a divorce (dissolution) in no-fault divorce states. If one party says the marriage is irretrievable and refuses to reconcile then such differences are proved to exist.
   See also: divorce, no fault divorce

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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