Family Law


If your spouse leaves and doesn’t come back, is that grounds for divorce?

Yes, in most states abandonment constitutes a valid reason for divorce. In many states, such as Alabama, a party can legally claim abandonment if his or her spouse has left the family home for a period of one year before the filing of the petition for divorce. Connecticut law provides that grounds for divorce exist if there has been “willful desertion for one year with total neglect of duty.”


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