Before granting a divorce there must be a breakdown in the marriage. This requirement is satisfied when spouses live 'separate and apart' for one full year. This is by far the most common ground for a divorce. However, a divorce can also be granted when when one spouse commits adultery or there is mental or physical cruelty that makes continued cohabitation intolerable.
In addition to granting a divorce, the court may also make an order for child support, spousal support, or child custody and access. These are matters that are often the subject of disagreement and dispute. On the other hand, most divorces are not contested by either side. An uncontested divorce can be granted by filing paperwork, without appearing in court. Send me an email for more information: David@drusslaw.com.