These days, most divorces are no-fault cases. This means, simply, that no one has to be blamed for the end of the marriage. Even if there is nothing specific like adultery or abuse that has led to the break-up, you can still get a divorce.
That is perhaps the main advantage to this type of divorce. You can split up when you want to do so. No one can tell you that your divorce is warranted or not. No one can stop you from pursuing the type of life you want. But what are some of the other advantages?
It’s often better for the children
What really harms children in a divorce is the conflict that they’re exposed to. Since there is usually less conflict in no-fault cases, it’s generally better for the kids. That doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges, but it’s a less stressful experience.
It is usually faster and cheaper
If you’re worried about the cost or about being involved in the divorce for a long time, no-fault divorce tends to give the best outcome on both counts. When you spend less time and money arguing in court, you can focus on moving on with your life.
It gives you freedom
In the past, people sometimes felt trapped in their marriages. They wanted to end the relationship, but they had to wait until there was a reason — a day that may never come. With no-fault laws, you get to choose whether or not you want to be married.
Of course, no matter the type of divorce, the process can be complicated. It is very important to understand your legal options.