Florida is a no-fault divorce state. That means that no grounds are necessary for divorce or, more precisely, no fault-based grounds.
The technical grounds for divorce in Florida are that there has been an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. Other states recognize the no-fault grounds of “irreconcilable differences”.
Valid grounds vary from place to place. Take a recent case from Egypt.
A couple married after a whirlwind courtship lasting just two weeks. Later, the wife discovered that the husband hadn’t bathed once during the two month marriage.
The husband reportedly had a skin disease, which may or may not have made conventional bathing out of the question. In any event, this husband allegedly did not avail himself of any alternatives to conventional bathing.
Egyptian records reveal other unusual grounds for divorce:
- keeping dogs and cats as house pets
- garlic breath and failure to wash feet
- refusal to allow spouse to attend father’s funeral
- refusal to quit job as sorcerer
This brief survey of several possible grounds for divorce serves as a reminder of the virtues of no-fault divorce.