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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“Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/irretrievable%20breakdown%20of%20the%20marriage. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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