irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

ir·re·triev·able break·down of the marriage | \ˌir-rə-ˈtrē-və-bəl-\

Legal Definition of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage 

: a broad ground for divorce that is predicated on the development of incompatibility between marriage partners and that is used in many states as the sole ground of no-fault divorce

called also irremediable breakdown of the marriage, irretrievable breakdown

— compare irreconcilable differences

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