The concept of “fault” has become nearly obsolete in divorce law throughout the United States.
But one state, Arizona, may be resurrecting it, at least to a degree, after a thirty year hiatus.
A bill may allow fault to be proven and weighed in property division, alimony and even child support.
Fault could include anything from domestic violence to blowing the family savings on gambling – or an affair.
Fault might even include seeking the divorce.
But fault would not be required as a ground for divorce.
Such changes would actually bring Arizona in line with some other states’ versions of no-fault divorce law, including, to a large extent, Florida’s.