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

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

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  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • no-fault divorce — 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… …   Law dictionary

  • incompatibility — Incapability of existing or being exercised together. As ground for divorce, refers to such deep and irreconcilable conflict in personalities or temperments of parties as makes it impossible for them to continue normal marital relationship. Such… …   Black's law dictionary

  • incompatibility — Incapability of existing or being exercised together. As ground for divorce, refers to such deep and irreconcilable conflict in personalities or temperments of parties as makes it impossible for them to continue normal marital relationship. Such… …   Black's law dictionary

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