Family Law


What types of crimes committed by a spouse give the other spouse grounds for divorce?

It depends on individual state laws. In Georgia, any crime of moral turpitude in which a party is sentenced to two years or longer suffices as grounds for divorce. West Virginia law provides that any felony conviction can constitute a valid ground for divorce. Connecticut provides that life imprisonment or a sentence for “the commission of any infamous crime involving a violation of conjugal duty and punishable by imprisonment for a period in excess of one year” provides valid grounds for divorce.


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