California is a no-fault divorce Sate, which means any party can seek a divorce from the other regardless of fault. Family Code section 2310 affords the moving party the following options when filing for divorce: (a) Irreconcilable differences, which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage; or (b) Incurable insanity. Typically, the Petitioner will cite “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for the divorce.
Recently, CBS reporter Jim Nantz testified in his divorce trial against his wife of 26 years, Lorrie, that his marriage “ended as a result of his wife’s lack of support for his career and his wife’s excessive spending…” This may have been a contributing factor in his filing of a divorce action. However, bottom line, it does not really matter why you want to divorce the other party– the fact that a divorce is an availabe option is good enough to file. Often times, many clients ask us if it matters whether or not the other spouse cheated during the marriage. Well, not really. I often advise my clients that getting a divorce is 90% an emotional process and that they have to learn to separate the “emotional” aspect from the legal aspect.
Either way, The Law Office of David P. Schwarz can help you in your divorce.
Source: Pennlive.com “Nantz divorce trial leads to some emotional moments”