irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

ir·​re·​triev·​able break·​down of the marriage
ˌir-rə-ˈtrē-və-bəl-
: 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 19 Apr. 2024.

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