irreconcilable differences

idiom

formal
: inability to agree on most things or on important things
They are filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

Examples of irreconcilable differences in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But history shows that a tenacious commitment to it can break through seemingly irreconcilable differences. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2024 In court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Cory, 34, listed irreconcilable differences as the grounds for divorce. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 In 2004, Snoop filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 2 Feb. 2024 Both cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, listed their date of separation as Jan. 1, 2018, and requested joint legal and physical custody of their two children. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the actress cited irreconcilable differences and asked for joint custody and spousal support. Brooke Showell, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Abasolo filed a petition for divorce in Los Angeles on Tuesday and cited irreconcilable differences, according to CNN and other media reports. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Jan. 2024 Whitaker filed for divorce from Nash in December 2018, citing irreconcilable differences. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 9 Dec. 2023 In July 2020, Chambers filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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Legal Definition

irreconcilable differences

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
ir·​rec·​on·​cil·​able dif·​fer·​enc·​es
ir-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl-
: substantial incompatibility between marriage partners that is a broad ground for especially no-fault divorce compare irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
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