Florida is a “No Fault” divorce state. This means that parties do not have to accuse one another of doing harm to the marriage, such as by committing adultery or domestic violence, for a judge to grant a dissolution of marriage. Rather, a party merely needs to allege that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
The usual test that a Tampa Bay judge gives to determine whether the marriage is irretrievably broken is to ask the question, “Would therapy or counseling help repair the marriage?” If either party states that counseling would not help, a final decree of divorce will likely be granted.
As it turns out, England is not a “No Fault” divorce jurisdiction. The New York Times reports that, since English parties must give reasons for seeking divorce, the court record is filled with highly personal, and sometimes downright wacky, divorce allegations. Below are some of those allegations:
- A husband insisted that his wife dress in a Klingon costume and speak to him in Klingon;
- A wife maliciously and repeatedly served her husband the food he least liked: tuna casserole;
- A wife spitefully tampered with her husband’s television antenna and, even worse, threw away his cold cuts; Read more