- irremediable or irretrievable breakdown
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 differencesCategory: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.