What are the grounds for divorce in Alabama?
Are you wondering what the grounds for divorce are in Alabama? Well, you’re not alone! Here’s the rundown:
- Willful desertion for a year
- Imprisonment of your spouse for two years or more
- Irreconcilable differences (when you and your spouse just can’t seem to make things work)
- Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse
- Domestic violence or abuse
Adultery, desertion, and imprisonment are considered “fault” grounds, meaning you’ll need to show that your spouse was at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. On the other hand, irreconcilable differences and habitual drunkenness or drug abuse are considered “no-fault” grounds, so you don’t have to prove your spouse did anything wrong.
A few more things to keep in mind:
- If you’ve been a victim of domestic violence or abuse, you can file for divorce on those grounds even if you’ve only been married for a short time.
- If you’re filing for divorce based on irreconcilable differences, you’ll need to have lived apart from your spouse for at least two years before you file.
These are just the basics, but it’s important to understand the different grounds for divorce in Alabama since the type of ground you file under can impact your divorce case.
If you have any questions or just want to chat through your options, don’t hesitate to reach out to a new client onboarding team member. The Law Offices of Charlotte Christian and Associates are experts in family law and can give you the guidance you need. Give us a call at 256-859-7277 to hire to an attorney today.
Just keep in mind that the answers to these questions can vary depending on your specific case, so it’s always a good idea to consult with an attorney for more accurate information. And remember, this is just general information and not legal advice!