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Understanding the benefits of a no-fault divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2023 | Family Law

Filing for divorce in Hawaii does not have to be a stressful and adversarial process. 

You have the right to file a no-fault divorce, which means you do not have to prove your spouse did something intentionally harmful or illegal. Usually, this takes some of the emotional aspects of divorce away. 

All you have to do is claim irreconcilable differences

Once upon a time, you couldn’t get a divorce very easily. One spouse had to either admit to actions that would permit the court to authorize a divorce, like adultery, or the other spouse would have had to prove it. Times, however, have changed. Now, you can simply assert that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Divorce papers do not require your personal history. This allows both parties to relax and get through the process without a huge battle. Ultimately, this makes it easier to part ways without an expensive trial.

Avoid ongoing fighting and bickering

Divorce can be an emotional and hurtful process. If you and your spouse fight throughout the filing, it can cause more issues and drama. With a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse essentially agree that the marriage is over, and you are both ready to go your separate ways. 

Divorce mediation is an option in Hawaii when you file for a no-fault divorce. With this, you do not have to fight in court and avoid the cost of a long and drawn-out legal process. With mediation, you can reach agreements on major divorce issues without going to court. 

Filing for a no-fault divorce is something that makes sense for many people. Learning about all your legal options is smart to know what is best for you.