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What Does a No Fault State Mean? | Colorado Springs, CO

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Sep 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are a number of states where you do not need a reason in order to file for divorce. A no fault state is a state that does not require a reason for a divorce or legal separation.

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What does a no fault divorce state mean? Essentially, there are a number of states in the United States that say you don't need a reason in order to get a divorce or ask for a legal separation. It says that Colorado judges are not allowed to consider fault in granting a divorce.

Most of the time, in most cases, that just means that somebody, either party, it only takes one of the two parties that are married, to say that a marriage is irretrievably broken. That means no fault, I'm not going to assign responsibility for why I need to get a divorce or a legal separation. But, in my situation, I feel it's a personal reason, I don't want to or need to give an explanation to a judge.

In fact, most of the time a judge will hold that evidence of fault is not relevant to a case and a judge is going to enter a divorce decree regardless of who's at fault or who's misconduct resulted in the breakup of a marriage.

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