What is a no-fault divorce?

By |2022-03-30T17:43:54+00:0011 Aug 2017|Categories: Divorce|


Divorce can happen many ways, and each spouse has his or her own tipping point where the marriage goes from difficult or troubled to untenable. For some couples, divorce comes after years of the relationship slowly fading past recovery, while others implode almost instantaneously, and still others simply run their course. California is a “no-fault” divorce state, so deciding to divorce is a truly personal decision, which is a great freedom and power to carry.

Under no-fault rules, a divorce is fairly straightforward. One party simply has to file for the divorce and cite “irreconcilable differences” to justify the divorce legally. Here in California, this law faced opposition when it was originally proposed many years, with many lawmakers claiming that creating a no-fault system would make it too easy for men to shirk their responsibilities in marriage, but the last 50 years of no-fault divorce cases here and throughout the country have actually leaned heavily in the other direction.

In most cases, women and not men are the ones to file for divorce. Men often become neglectful of their marriage, but are far more likely to simply “hang in there” rather than actually seek a divorce. Women, on the other hand, are significantly more likely to take action and seek an end to the relationship once it sours or turns stale.

Whether you are a husband or a wife, you can have the divorce you want. It doesn’t have to be messy, and it doesn’t have to take forever. An experienced attorney can help walk you through every step of the process and make sure that your divorce remains respectful and professional while protecting your rights and interests on your way to a new chapter in life.

Source: Communities Digital News, “This is who asks for a divorce more often,” Myra Fleischer, July 25, 2017

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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