GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: NO-FAULT or FAULT ?
No Fault Based Grounds:
(1) Living separate and apart for a period of at least 1 year. If the parties have entered into a separation agreement regarding the property and issues regarding any children, this period of time is reduced to 6 months.
Fault Based Grounds:
(1) For adultery; sodomy or buggery; No specific waiting period if residency requirement has been fulfilled.
(2) Conviction of a felony or incarceration for at least 1 year;
(3) Where either party has been guilty of cruelty, caused
reasonable apprehension of bodily hurt, or willfully deserted or abandoned the
other, such divorce may be decreed to the innocent party after a period of one
year from the date of such act.